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‘The opposite of Donald Trump’: Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang makes Seattle appearance

The Democratic presidential candidate garnered cheers from the crowd as he promised a “trickle up” economy.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Donald Trump, Nation & World Politics, Andrew Yang


In celebrations across LAUSD, San Fernando Valley high schools do #collegesigningday

During a Friday morning assembly at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, some high school seniors posed for Instagram using the hashtag #collegesigningday in college sweatshirts while others ran their college rejection letters through a paper shredder on stage. The event celebrating post-high school education was just one of many LAUSD schools participating in College Signing Day, part of the Reach Higher college access initiative first launched in 2014 by then-first lady Michelle Obama...
Tags: News, Instagram, Education, Obama, California, La, Stanford, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, John Legend, UC Davis, Local News, Ucla, Jamie


Trump and Putin discussed Mueller report during phone conversation, says White House – as it happened

Sarah Sanders says pair had ‘very good’ talk on Friday morning in which Venezuela was also discussedSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.18am BST Here’s an updated recap of today’s political news as we close out the Friday night live politics blog: 1.33am BST The president elaborated his complaints about conservative “censorship” on social media, highlighting his concerns about the treatment of Diamond and Silk, two online commenters who have been championed by Republi...
Tags: Facebook, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Venezuela, Donald Trump, James Woods, Trump, Alex Jones, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mueller


Mueller report: Trump dismisses 'Russian hoax' in call with Putin

The report concluded that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was ‘sweeping and systematic’Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the “Russian hoax” in their first known phone call since the release of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s extensive meddling during the 2016 election campaign.In an hourlong “very good talk” on Friday, Russia’s president “sort of smiled” about Mueller’s conclusions, Trump told reporters...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration


Los Angeles’ urban-runoff projects expand, but dirty-water violators go unpunished, says NRDC report

While the state agency responsible for policing Los Angeles County’s polluted urban and stormwater runoff boasts significant progress in its monumental task, a National Resource Defense Council report this week criticizes the water-quality panel for lackluster enforcement. Dozens of projects to cleanse or divert runoff are underway as the county wrestles with the problem of bacteria and chemicals washing from the concrete landscape into waterways, onto beaches and out to sea. And county voters l...
Tags: Politics, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bell, Beaches, Bay, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Santa Monica Pier, Marina del Rey, Moe, Santa Monica Mountains, Purdy


Trump says he will decide over next week whether to let McGahn testify for Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he will decide in the coming days whether he will allow former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify before U.S. lawmakers or whether he will invoke executive privilege to block his testimony. U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler last Monday subpoenaed McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by Trump. "That'll all be determined over the next week or so," Trump t...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Jerrold Nadler, U S House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn, McGahn


The president’s consigliere to the rescue

The White House gang leans on Barr’s interpretation of ‘justice’.
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Trump Says Putin Not ‘Involved’ in Venezuela, Despite U.S. Claim

“He is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he’d like to see something positive happen for Venezuela,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, following a call with the Russian leader earlier in the day. “And I feel the same way.
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Venezuela, Trump


‘Trial by Fire’ Director Edward Zwick on a ‘Tipping Point’ in the Politics of the Death Penalty

WASHINGTON — Edward Zwick’s new movie, “Trial By Fire,” which will screen in D.C. next week before its May 17 release, is coming out amid a potential shift in the politics surrounding the death penalty. California Governor Gavin Newsom put a moratorium on the state’s death penalty in March, suspending executions for the more than […]
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Features, Rick Perry, Gavin Newsom, Edward Zwick, Trial By Fire


Kamala Harris wants IG to find out if Barr opened probes into Trump enemies

Sen. Kamala Harris sent a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general on Friday, requesting an investigation into whether Attorney General William Barr has acted upon requests or suggestions from President Donald Trump or other White House officials to investigate the President's "perceived enemies."
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Kamala Harris wants IG to investigate if Barr opened probes into Trump enemies at White House request

Sen. Kamala Harris sent a letter to the Justice Department's inspector general on Friday, requesting an investigation into whether Attorney General William Barr has acted upon requests or suggestions from President Donald Trump or other White House officials to investigate the President's "perceived enemies."
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Trump, Barr, Sen Kamala Harris, William Barr


John Kelly joins board of company that operates shelters for migrant children

Former White House chief of staff and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly has joined the board of directors for Caliburn International, the parent company of Comprehensive Health Services, which operates shelters for unaccompanied migrant children.
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John Kelly Joins Board Of Company Operating Migrant Children Shelters: Report

The former White House chief of staff was instrumental in President Trump's immigration policy.
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Trump says he spoke with Putin about 'Russian hoax'

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone Friday morning for "over an hour," during which they briefly discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's report and other issues, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders


This Week: Barr Leans Into New Role As Trump’s Personal Lawyer

The attorney general had quite a week. Appearing on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Mueller report’s release, Bill Barr went to bat for President Trump, full-throatedly trashing the entire Russia probe in a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. By Friday, Democrats were calling for Barr’s resignation, alleging that the nation’s chief law enforcement official was acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer. Republicans — including President Trump himself — had kinder ...
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The next PM? Time will come for talk of that, says Jeremy Hunt

UK foreign secretary refuses to be called on possible leadership bid during marathon African tourJeremy Hunt’s 12,500-mile odyssey through Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya has been a chance for the man who could be the UK’s next prime minister to learn more about Africa – and for us to learn more about him.The visit by the foreign secretary was ambitious in mileage and scale, speckled with meetings with presidents, helicopter rides to Maiduguri – the Boko Haram haven in Nigeria’s nort...
Tags: Politics, UK, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Kenya, Jeremy Hunt, African Union, Maiduguri, Ghana Senegal Nigeria Ethiopia


Tories lose over 1,300 seats in local elections as major parties suffer

Lib Dems main beneficiaries as May and Corbyn vow to press ahead to break Brexit deadlockLocal elections: latest news liveElection trackers: full results for English councilsTheresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have vowed to press ahead with seeking a cross-party solution to the Brexit deadlock at Westminster, after voters punished both major parties in local elections.The Conservatives’ net loss of more than 1,300 seats on their 2015 figures marked their biggest defeat since John Major was prime minis...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, John Major, Vince Cable, Westminster, Local elections, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Chelmsford, Surrey Heath Continue


White House issues Executive Order on cybersecurity, including hacker Hunger Games

Lets the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition begin! And may the odds be ever in your favor "A year after the White House eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator, President Donald Trump called for everyone else to do the opposite and push cybersecurity coordination through worker training and recruitment."…
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Local elections 2019: Conservative net losses pass 1,200 as final English results come in – live news

Lib Dems and Greens surge on bad night for both main parties in council elections in EnglandElection trackers: full results for English councilsFull report: Tories and Labour suffer Brexit backlash as Lib Dems gainEarly afternoon summary 9.14pm BST The final English councils have declared their results and the results are worse for the Conservatives than even the most pessimistic predictions. The party lost 1,351 seats; a net loss of 1,269.But Labour did not profit hugely from their rivals’ ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Local Government, Local Politics, Green Party, Tory, Greens, Local elections, Brexit, Grimsby, John Mcdonnell, UK Independence party (Ukip


Trump: Putin ‘Not Looking at All to Get Involved in Venezuela’

President Donald Trump said Friday after a phone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin that Putin has no desire to involve Russia in the spiraling political crisis in Venezuela.“We talked about many things. Venezuela was one of the topics. And he is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he’d like to see something positive happen for Venezuela, and I feel the same way," Trump told reporters at the White House.The U.S. recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Moscow, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, State, National Assembly, Maduro, Caracas Venezuela, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Trump Gave Putin ‘Green Light’ to Meddle in 2020 Election, Ex-FBI Boss Says

Reacting to President Trump’s over hour-long Friday phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which Trump said he didn’t press Putin on meddling in the 2020 presidential election, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi claimed that POTUS had given the Russian leader the “green light” to interfere again.Speaking at the White House shortly after the call, the president said that Putin “sort of smiled” when they talked about the Mueller Report, adding that t...
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Presidential Counselor Again Risks Hatch Act Violations

Conway’s White House driveway comments on Democratic candidate Biden draw scrutiny.
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Trump says he and Putin discussed getting humanitarian aid to Venezuela

In a rare call, Trump and Putin spoke for more than an hour, their first known conversation since December and since tensions flared in Venezuela, where Washington backs opposition leader Juan Guaido and Moscow supports President Nicolas Maduro. "We talked about many things, Venezuela was one of the topics," Trump told reporters at the White House. "And he (Putin) is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he would like to see something positive happen for Venezuela, and I f...
Tags: News, Putin, Washington, White House, Moscow, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Juan Guaido


AG Barr's Motives Questioned After Wednesday's Testimony

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Eliana Johnson, White House correspondent for Politico, about Attorney General William Barr's relationship with President Trump.
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Trump Threatens To Use Executive Privilege To Block Testimonies On Capitol Hill

President Trump is threatening to block Don McGahn, his former White House counsel, from testifying on Capitol Hill. Could the White House assert executive privilege?
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Donald Trump says he discussed 'Russia hoax' with Putin - but didn't raise election meddling

President Donald Trump said he discussed special counsel Robert Mueller's report with Vladimir Putin on Friday, but did not warn against the Russian president against meddling in US elections.  The White House said the two leaders spoke for more than an hour, during which they discussed the long-awaited report into Russian election interference as well as the crisis in Venezuela and the possibility of a nuclear treaty.  Mr Mueller's report was finally published earlier this month after a...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, US, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Venezuela, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump


Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course

The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could endanger the company’s self-driving ambitions, TechCrunch has learned. At a special “autonomy day” event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled advanced Autopilot 3.0 hardware, including a new custom chip intended to enable full self-driving (FSD) operation for all of its new vehicles. This hardware is now standard in all new Model 3, S and X vehicles. Custom...
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White House complained to Barr about Mueller findings

Last month, the White House complained to Attorney General William Barr about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings.
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UPDATE 1-Trump says he will decide over next week whether to let McGahn testify for Congress

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he will decide in the coming days whether he will allow former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify before U.S. lawmakers or whether he will invoke executive privilege to block his testimony. U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler last Monday subpoenaed McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by Trump. "That'll all be determined over the next week or so," Trump t...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Jerrold Nadler, U S House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn, McGahn


Local elections 2019: Conservative net losses pass 1,200 – live news

Lib Dems and Greens surge on bad night for both main parties in council elections in EnglandLocal elections 2019: follow the live results hereFull report: Tories and Labour suffer Brexit backlash as Lib Dems gainEarly afternoon summary 7.52pm BST Here’s the lay of the land from the Press Association, with results available from 241 out of 248 councils: 7.37pm BST The results are being interpreted by many as a poor performance by Labour, with the party seeing a net loss in seats, as well ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Local Government, Local Politics, Green Party, Tories, Local elections, Brexit, Press Association, John Mcdonnell, UK Independence party (Ukip, Andrew Gwynne Labour



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