Fines, jail time? Trump team resists oversight, Dems dig in

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're talking at the Capitol about jailing people. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers' request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel's Russia investigation.
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New book portrays Obama's surprise and chagrin at Trump's win

Former President Barack Obama was stung and brooding in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's loss to President Donald Trump, according to new sections of a book released next week, and partly blamed his former secretary of state for the loss.
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Bernie Sanders on N. Korea: 'This is one area, actually, where I do not fault Trump'

The 2020 presidential candidate sat for an exclusive interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl for "This Week" Sunday.
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Oracle Exec Mocks Google Arguments About Java's APIs

"Whether it is consumers' data or competitors' code, Google's view seems to be the same: What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine," argues Oracle executive vice president Kenneth Glueck. Google had urged America's Supreme Court to rule in their ongoing legal case about access to Java's APIs, a case which Google says hinges on "whether developers should be able to create new applications using standard ways of accessing common functions. Those functions are the building blocks of computer ...
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U.S. ranked 48th in world in press freedoms

Hey, we’re No. 48! Worse than Tonga and Romania, it’s true. But better than No. 49, Senegal! And sad to say the United States of America did slip from last year’s No. 45 on Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 World Press Freedom Index. I scrolled way up to the single digits from our neighborhood of semi-tyrannical nations and, damn. It’s enough to turn a person into a conspiracy theorist. Here’s your top five countries in terms of being able to exercise the freedom to report the news and the comment...
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Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

Would you like to rid the internet of false political news stories and misinformation? Then consider using — yes — crowdsourcing.That's right. A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation."What we found is that, while there are real disagreements among Democrats and Republicans concerning mainstream news outlets, basically everybody — Democrat...
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Northern Ireland local elections: smaller parties make gains

Results reveal slight loosening of traditional unionist-nationalist stranglehold Centrist parties have thrived and the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) has consolidated its support, the results of Northern Ireland’s local elections show.With all first preference votes now counted, the Alliance and Green parties, as well as other small parties and independents, made gains, revealing a slight loosening of the traditional unionist-nationalist stranglehold. The DUP won 24.1% of first preferences, a m...
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It’s Trump vs. Congress as both sides dig in

By LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — They’re talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers’ request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. This is the remarkable state of affairs between the executive and legislative branches, unseen in recent times, as Democrats try to break through Trump’s blockade of investi...
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Stretch of road in LA to be renamed Obama Boulevard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles will be renamed after former President Barack Obama during a festival and unveiling ceremony Saturday. Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Boulevard, a 3 ½-mile street that runs from Culver City to mid-city Los Angeles, passing the city’s historic black neighborhood. The street honoring America’s […]
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President Trump Criticizes Social Media Companies After Facebook Bans Some Extremist Accounts

Trump declared on Twitter that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!"
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Kim Jong Un Fires a Missile. Is This the Return of ‘Rocket Man’?

REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovNorth Korea launched a missile for the first time in 522 days on Saturday morning, but it’s hard to be surprised. And much will depend on Washington’s reaction. In a speech in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made it clear that he wasn’t happy with the way the last summit with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, in Hanoi, had turned out.There, it became obvious that the grand bargain for North Korea to give up, in one stroke, all its nuclear weapons and delivery systems ...
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Russia Says Trump Initiated Friday's 1.5-Hour Call With Putin

The leaders’ call lasted for 1.5 hours, according to a post on the embassy’s Facebook page, and the pair discussed a “shared commitment to step up dialogue in various areas, including on issues of strategic stability.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday the leaders spoke for more than an hour. On Friday, Trump told reporters at the White House that Putin had assured him Moscow isn’t seeking to “get involved” in the crisis in Venezuela, despite assertions by the U.S. pres...
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Trump fixer Michael Cohen’s final weekend of freedom

By JIM MUSTIAN and MICHAEL R. SISAK WASHINGTON — For months, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. As the time ticked down toward his deadline to report to prison, Cohen also lost the interest of the one group of people who could help him out: the federal prosecutors he desperately hoped would ask a judge to shorten his sentence. Since mid-March, prosecutors in New York have rebuff...
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Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may finally have arrived

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he’s a conservative and has gone years without speaking during arguments at the court. But scholars say it would be wise to pay closer attention to Thomas. Thomas is no...
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Brexit hijacks the local elections – cartoon

Next up: Brexit hijacks the European elections•You can buy your very own print of this cartoon Continue reading...
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These Americans moved to the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington when diplomats fled

About a mile from the White House, a group of American activists are sleeping on couches and inflatable mattresses inside the Venezuelan Embassy. And they won't leave until embattled President Nicolas Maduro's diplomats return.
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Kazakhstan Is Photoshopping Their Leader’s Photos And They Are Not Even Trying To Be Subtle

The country of Kazakhstan was just caught photoshopping official photos of its new leader, and the evidence is overwhelming. It’s clear that beauty retouching techniques dramatically altered his appearance. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty made the discovery when comparing government-released photos with other pictures captured at the same place and time by ordinary journalists. More: Source
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South Carolina focus for Biden; rivals to campaign in Iowa

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is focusing his 2020 White House campaign on South Carolina this weekend while several other Democratic candidates are spending time in Iowa, another early-voting state.
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Gavin Williamson calls for investigation into Huawei leak inquiry

Ex-defence secretary says he was victim of ‘witch-hunt’ as police say no crime committedFormer defence secretary Gavin Williamson has called for an investigation into the inquiry over the Huawei leak that led to his dismissal, after police said they would not be taking action because no crime had been committed.Williamson was sacked on Wednesday and there were calls for a police investigation given the sensitive nature of the information about the Chinese tech firm’s involvement in the UK’s 5G n...
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Gavin Williamson sacking: police say no criminal offence in Huawei leak

Met assistant commissioner says leak did not contain information that would breach Official Secrets ActA leak from a secret meeting of the National Security Council regarding the Chinese tech firm Huawei “did not contain information that would breach the Official Secrets Act” and did not amount to a criminal offence, a senior police officer has said.This week the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, was sacked over the leak about Huawei’s involvement in the UK’s 5G network. There have been calls...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Defence, National Security Council, Huawei, Gavin Williamson

Fines, jail time? Dems digging in as Trump resists oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re talking about jailing people at the Capitol. Imposing steep fines. All sorts of extraordinary, if long-shot measures to force the White House to comply with Democratic lawmakers’ request for information about President Donald Trump stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. This is the remarkable state of affairs between the executive […]
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The economy is great, so why are so many Democrats running for White House?

Julian Zelizer writes that history shows that the thriving economy should make President Trump feel good about his chances of winning a second term, but Democrats are betting that even if the economic numbers hold, the president is extremely vulnerable. His approval numbers are low and Americans are concerned about health care and the President's behavior.
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Thousands join Glasgow march for Scottish independence

Rally comes as polls indicate SNP likely to make gains in European electionsThousands of people have marched in Glasgowin the largest show of support for Scottish independence since Nicola Sturgeon said she would introduce legislation to hold a second referendum on the issue.The All Under One Banner event, led by a single flag-bearer and a pipe band, left Kelvingrove Park at 1.30pm and was following a route west to east through the city centre to a rally at Glasgow Green. Continue reading...
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Tens of thousands to join Glasgow march for Scottish independence

Rally comes as polls indicate SNP likely to make gains in European electionsTens of thousands of people are expected to march in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon in the largest show of support for Scottish independence since Nicola Sturgeon said she would introduce legislation to hold a second independence referendum.The All Under One Banner event, which will be led by a single flag-bearer and a pipe band, will leave Kelvingrove Park at 1.30pm, following a route west to east through the city centre...
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Site claiming to help EU citizens register to vote is shut down

Electoral Commission says site was not supplying all the information legally requiredAn online service set up to help EU citizens in the UK to register to vote in the European parliamentary elections has been shut down after it emerged it was not working properly.Registertovote.eu, which was promoted by some MPs on social media, offered a form to fill in online and said it would submit the required paperwork to electoral authorities to allow people to vote. Continue reading...
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Britain's sitting MEPs on their long goodbye: ‘People say, “You’re still here!”’

They thought they’d be out of Brussels weeks ago – instead they continue to work in limbo. We followed four through months of near-exits and false dawnsWhen the Newcastle upon Tyne result came in, Linda McAvan knew it was all over. It was 23 June 2016 and, after a day knocking on doors, the Labour MEP and remain campaigner was at her local count in Sheffield. Things started to go wrong before midnight. Newcastle was meant to be a comfortable victory, but remain only scraped home. Then Sunderland...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Newcastle, Sunderland, Yorkshire, Brussels, David Dimbleby, Brexit, Humber, Tyne

Italian is loved but most Europeans favour own country's food, survey finds

What makes a good meal? Little divides the continent more than this questionSuch is Europe’s love affair with food that when European prime ministers and presidents come to make their big decisions at EU summits in Brussels, there is almost always a plate of something sumptuous in front of them.But should there be any doubt about the scale of the challenge facing the EU’s in-house chefs, a YouGov-Cambridge survey of attitudes in eight major European countries has confirmed that little divides th...
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Former White House chief joins firm that detains migrant children

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has joined the board of a firm that operates centers for housing unaccompanied migrant children, US media reported Friday, prompting a storm of criticism from Democrats. The ex-Marine general -- who as Homeland Security secretary proposed the controversial policy of separating immigrant children from their parents -- joined Caliburn International four months after leaving the White House. "General Kelly is a strong strategic addition to our team," s...
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AP Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Around May 2017, an unusual request from a prominent Venezuelan general made its way to the White House: Gen. Ivan Hernández, head of both the presidential guard and military counterintelligence, wanted to send his 3-year-old son to Boston for brain surgery and needed visas for his family.
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Silent accomplice or quiet plotter: what does Mike Pence really want?

Some say the vice-president, who has harboured White House ambitions since he was 16, is motivated by a desire for powerIn his home state, Mike Pence gazed out at the massed ranks of the National Rifle Association.“I know we’re going to keep on winning because I have faith – faith in this president I serve alongside every day,” the vice-president said, his breathing audible on the microphone. “I mean, I got to tell you, somebody said to me the other day: ‘Tell the president to keep on going, kee...
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