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Potential Retrial In Sight For Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)

It was the night of March 16th, 2000. That day had been Eid, the holiest day of the year for West End’s Muslim community. Prayers were held by Imam Jamil Al-Amin, the soft-spoken, bookish Imam, who was famously known in the civil rights movement as H. Rap Brown prior to his conversion to Islam. That night, police officers pulled up to the Imam’s convenience store with a warrant for his arrest. The police saw a man and asked him to put his hands up: 5’8”, gray eyes, and 170 pounds, as eyewit...
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Tucker Carlson Tells Stephen Moore the White House Showed ‘Weakness’ by Giving Up on Him

Hours after President Trump announced that Stephen Moore had withdrawn his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve Board, Fox News host Tucker Carlson told Moore Thursday night that the White House “should have never given into” criticism over Moore’s past sexist and misogynistic remarks.With multiple Republican senators suggesting they wouldn’t support Moore’s nomination in the wake of his resurfaced comments, the president tweeted out Thursday that Moore was out—even though just two ho...
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Trump’s son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law is being tight-lipped about the guts of the long-awaited White House blueprint for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. At a think tank event in Washington Thursday, Jared Kushner offered no details of the plan, which he described as a very detailed “operational document” that […]
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US braced for Iranian response as oil crackdown starts

The US is sanctioning friends and foes that import Iranian oil starting Thursday, but analysts say the White House might find it harder to eliminate Tehran's energy exports than it expects and Trump administration officials are bracing for Iran's response.
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Democrats ramp up pressure on Trump as Pelosi accuses Barr of 'crime'

White House legal counsel Emmet Flood said in a defiant letter that Trump had the right to tell advisers not to testify to congressional panels on the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry. The dueling statements marked a sharp escalation in the conflict between the White House and Democrats who control the House of Representatives. With Trump seeking re-election next year, Democrats are weighing whether to try to remove the Republican president from office using the impe...
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Barr besieged by allegations of being president’s protector

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he’d rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he’d known for decades would never involve himself in a witch hunt as the president claimed. But […]
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This Week: You Paid Mar-a-Lago For White House Officials’ $1000 Bar Tab

A few months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the commander in chief ordered a missile strike against Syria and ate cake with China’s President at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The same night, a group including Steve Bannon, then-deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin and other Trump administration staffers visited the bar, had the Secret Service guard the door and, together, drank $1,000 of fancy liquor, including a 20 percent service charge. The government paid. That’s just part of what ProPub...
Tags: News, White House, China, Syria, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Executive Branch, Trump, Reuters, Moore, Herman Cain, Stephen Moore, Federal Reserve Board, Emmett Sullivan, Joe Hagin, Mar-a-lago


New details emerge of failed plot to oust Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro appears to have seen off an attempt to oust him after American claims that key allies were about to defect failed to materialise.  John Bolton, the White House national security adviser, went public with the names three senior Venezuelan figures earlier this week after Juan Guaido, the 35-year-old opposition leader, called for a military uprising.  Vladimir Padrino, the defence minister, Maikel Moreno, the head of the Supreme Court, and Ivan Rafael Hernandez D...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Russia, US, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, The Supreme Court, Hugh Hewitt, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Lopez


News details emerge of failed plot to oust Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro appears to have seen off an attempt to oust him after American claims that key allies were about to defect failed to materialise.  John Bolton, the White House national security adviser, went public with the names three senior Venezuelan figures earlier this week after Juan Guaido, the 35-year-old opposition leader, called for a military uprising.  Vladimir Padrino, the defence minister, Maikel Moreno, the head of the Supreme Court, and Ivan Rafael Hernandez D...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Russia, US, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, The Supreme Court, Hugh Hewitt, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Lopez


How to Get a Visa to Live in Berlin

photos: Vismante Ruzgaite.  No matter how great their love for Berlin is, many non-EU expats agree that the visa process can be quite off-putting. Nevertheless, it’s a challenge that many of the most brilliant members of our community have to deal with. We’ve spoken to some of them – who also happen to be dear friends – and, basing on their personal experiences, we’ve put together a rough overview of the most common visa types.  While this article isn’t aimed at helping you navigate through ...
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Pete Buttigieg’s L.A. Fundraising Swing in June Draws Industry Entrepreneurs

Pete Buttigieg will be in Los Angeles on May 9 for a fundraising swing and his campaign is already lining up other events for another visit in June. He’s headlining a fundraiser on the afternoon of June 19 at the Hancock Park home of Mike Rose and Ruben Rodriguez, who sold Ease Entertainment Services in […]
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Ruben Rodriguez, Hancock Park, Mike Rose, Pete Buttigieg, Ease Entertainment Services


Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans have lost 'libido' for each other

Commission president also said Britain had ‘reviled’ the EU from start in a lighthearted analysisJean-Claude Juncker has warned the danger for the EU is that Europeans have “lost their collective libido” for each other, but added that in Britain the “bride” – the EU – had been “systematically reviled” from the start and then “rejected”.A few days before a leaders’ summit on the future of the bloc in the Romanian city of Sibiu, the president of the European commission offered a whimsical analysis...
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Kelly Craft formally nominated to UN post

Kelly Craft's nomination to be US ambassador to the United Nations has been formally submitted to the Senate, the White House announced Thursday.
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President Trump Is Spending $20 Billion on an Aircraft Carrier. The Navy Wanted That Money for Cybersecurity

In March, a report to the Secretary of the Navy warned that the service is preparing for the wrong war, one fought not with bombs and artillery but with terabytes and artificial intelligence. “We find the Department of the Navy preparing to win some future kinetic battle, while it is losing the current global, counter-force,…
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Trump's 0-for-4 Streak on Fed Choices Raises Concern on Vetting

None of them have made it through the Senate, raising doubts about the president’s central bank acumen and the White House’s vetting process for nominees. Conservative economic pundit Stephen Moore on Thursday was the latest Fed candidate to flame out, following businessman Herman Cain and economists Nellie Liang and Marvin Goodfriend.
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Moore Bails as Trump’s Fed Pick Hours After ‘I’m All In’ Pledge

Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that Moore had decided to withdraw. There were growing objections to his potential nomination among Senate Republicans, but only hours earlier Moore said in an interview with Bloomberg News that the White House had indicated he would still be nominated, and that he would withdraw only if Trump asked him to.
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Emails show Trump's 'zero tolerance' agents had 'no way to link' separated migrant children to parents

The presidential administration of Donald J. Trump claimed there was a plan to reunite migrant kids with their families. “In reality, they had an empty spreadsheet,” says says Nick Ramsey. "What you are requesting," said a top ICE official, "is not something that we are going to be able to complete in a rapid fashion." NBC estimates that at least 55 children who were separated last year under Trump's 'zero tolerance' campaign are still in Health and Human Services (HHS) custody at shelters a...
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A decades-old feud looms over Biden and Warren in 2020

Joe Biden stormed into the Democratic primary with a laser focus on the man he wants to sweep out of the White House next year.
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Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, as 'dangerous'

Facebook says it has banned accounts for Infowars, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, and others from both Facebook and Instagram, citing its “dangerous individuals and organizations” policy. Some accounts are still up, however, at the time of the coordinated, multi-publication, embargoed news release. The ban apparently hasn't fully gone into effect as of 1130am PT, and Milo even posted something to Instagram mocking the news, and promoting his email newsletter. Fa...
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Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, […]
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Fourteen Mueller Spinoff Cases Are Now In Bill Barr’s Hands

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation may be over, but the fourteen separate investigations that he spun off to U.S Attorney’s Offices around the country now have a new caretaker: Attorney General Bill Barr. Given Barr’s demonstrated willingness to protect the Trump White House from investigations the President finds “unfair,” the attorney general is facing questions and calls for recusal — amid demands for his resignation — from these related probes. Former federal prosecutors told ...
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White House letter blasts Mueller report, says Trump has right to instruct advisers not to testify

The April 19 letter from White House legal counsel Emmet Flood to Attorney General William Barr, obtained by Reuters on Thursday, was in line with Trump's confrontational approach to dealing with a Democratic effort to use the Mueller report as a springboard into more investigations. Flood said Trump's decision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations. Democrats have argued Trump waived the right to assert executive privilege by...
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Ex-intel chief: Obama did something Trump still hasn't

In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said former president Barack Obama accepted the intelligence that the Russians were interfering in the 2016 election and that he directly confronted Putin, while the Trump campaign was "essentially aiding and abetting the Russians."
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Clapper: What was the Trump campaign doing?

In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said former president Barack Obama accepted the intelligence that the Russians were interfering in the 2016 election and that he directly confronted Putin, while the Trump campaign was "essentially aiding and abetting the Russians."
Tags: News, Putin, Barack Obama, Cnn, Stories, James Clapper, Trump, National Intelligence, Clapper, Brianna Keilar


Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony next week.
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Woods to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

President Donald Trump will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony next week.
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Tiger Woods headed to White House next week for Medal of Freedom ceremony

Tiger Woods will visit the White House next week, where he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.
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Google tells U.S. House it spends 'hundreds of millions' on content review each year, found +1M 'terrorist videos' on YouTube in Q1 2019

Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, told a U.S. House panel that it spends hundreds of millions of dollars on reviewing content each year, and claims to have identified at least one million “terrorist videos” on YouTube in the first quarter of 2019. Alphabet/Google/YouTube disclosed this information to lawmakers in an April 24 letter that was made public on Thursday. The letter claims that a “manual review” by YouTube content moderation workers found 90,000 videos violated YouTub...
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Understanding the White House Secrecy Argument

There’s a key point to understand about this White House letter from Emmet Flood to Bill Barr about the Mueller Report. There’s a clear and consistent, if deeply wrong, through line connecting all of this. Most people – polls show this – have seen Mueller’s probe as something like an Independent Counsel investigation. It’s not simply a criminal probe. It’s a public exercise to determine – apart from the possible direct influence of the President and any conflicted appointees – what happened in a...
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