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Ingraham: If Dems take the White House

Joe Biden announces plan to provide health care to illegal immigrants.
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Trump 'stands by' Canada to help secure release of citizens held in China

US president offers support for four detained Canadian citizens, two of whom are facing the death penalty US president Donald Trump has offered Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau his support for citizens detained in China and facing the death penalty during a phone call with the leader, the White House said.Four Canadians have been detained in China, two of whom have been sentenced to death over drug smuggling accusations. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, China, Americas, US, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Trump


Love Corbyn, hate Brexit? Labour's EU elections dilemma – podcast

Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s European elections manifesto with a renewed promise to back a second Brexit referendum in certain circumstances – but to also respect the result of the first. Yet for ardently pro-Corbyn Europhiles such as Momentum’s Laura Parker, it has been a tough balancing act to support. Also today: Jason Burke on the South African election and the ANCJeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s European elections campaign with a renewed commitment to hold a second referendum on Brexit if...
Tags: Politics, Africa, Eu, World news, South Africa, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Momentum, Corbyn, Jason Burke, Anushka Asthana, ANC (African National Congress, Laura Parker, European parliamentary elections 2019


Chelsea Manning: Jailed US analyst walks free after refusing to testify to WikiLeaks grand jury

The former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after she was jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.Ms Manning spent 62 days in jail on contempt charges but was released as the term of the grand jury she was supposed to give evidence to expired.However the ex Army employee, who served seven years of a 35-year sentence for handing a huge trove of confidential documents to WikiLeaks, could be back in jail within a week.She has recei...
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Barack Obama, Army, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Manning


White House got roasted for calling the Boston Red Sox the 'World Cup Series Champions'

First, the official White House website called them the "Red Socks." Then, hours later, called the Boston Red Sox the "World Cup Series Champions."            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, White House, Boston Red Sox, For the Win


The story of Chris Hughes, who made a fortune by helping Mark Zuckerberg create Facebook, but now thinks it should be broken up (FB)

On Thursday, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes wrote a blistering op-ed in the New York Times slamming Mark Zuckerberg and calling for the social network to be split up.  Hughes hasn't worked at Facebook since 2007, and cashed out his stake of $500 million or so in the company not long after the IPO in 2012.  In his career, Hughes has worked for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, led the New Republic magazine, and founded nonprofits.  Here's what you need to know about Chris Hughes. Vis...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Ipo, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, New York Times, North Carolina, Fast Company, Chris Hughes, South, Zuckerberg, New Republic, Hughes, Hickory


Trump to nominate former Boeing executive as defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan has served in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of former Pentagon chief Jim MattisDonald Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan, the acting Pentagon chief, as his new defense secretary, the White House announced on Thursday.Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has been serving in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of the former defense secretary James Mattis in December. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Defense, US news, US politics, US military, Pentagon, Boeing, Trump, Shanahan, Trump Administration, Patrick Shanahan, James Mattis, Jim MattisDonald Trump


White House Memo: A Strategy Emerges to Counter House Democrats: Dare Them to Impeach

The president seems eager to force the hand of Democrats who are investigating him as if they were conducting an impeachment inquiry without actually calling it that.
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Bid for retrial dropped against ex-L.A. Councilman Alarcon, wife

Los Angeles County prosecutors have opted not to go forward with a retrial for former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora, whose convictions for fraudulent voting and perjury by declaration were reversed by a state appeals court panel. “The prosecution respects the verdicts rendered by the citizens of Los Angeles County and firmly believes that the evidence demonstrates the guilt of both defendants. However, given that both defendants satisfactorily completed their se...
Tags: Politics, California, La, Senate, Office, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, City Council, Local News, Richard, Trump, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Los Angeles City


Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive Shanahan for top Pentagon post

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over after Jim Mattis resigned. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Sport, Iran, Syria, Marine, Soccer, Military


Trump Welcomes 'Red Socks' to White House Amid Concerns of Racial Divide

President Donald Trump honored the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — well, some of them — at the White House on Thursday, but made no mention of the controversy that shadowed the visit.
Tags: News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Donald Trump, Trump


Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she is considering White House run

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, a rising party star who narrowly fell short of becoming the first female African- American governor last year, said on Thursday she is still considering running for president.
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Democrat Pete Buttigieg returns to LA area, and this time it takes notice

  Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Pete Buttig...
Tags: California, La, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Iowa, Beverly Hills, Johnson, Biden, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Castro


In bid to oust Trump, Democrat Pete Buttigieg returns to LA area, and this time it takes notice

  Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Pete Buttig...
Tags: California, La, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Iowa, Beverly Hills, Johnson, Biden, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Castro


Trump Welcomes the Red Sox to the White House, but Not All of Them Are There

Among those who boycotted the celebration were Alex Cora, the manager, and two of the team’s stars, Mookie Betts and David Price.
Tags: News, White House, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Price, Alex, David Taylor, Red Sox, Trump, Cora, Betts, Mookie Betts, Donald J, Athletics and Sports, Alex Cora, Mookie (1992-


Finally. A Highly Astute and Long Overdue Critique of Facebook

Chris Hughes, one of the original founders of Facebook, has an unusually astute analysis and critique of Facebook in today's NYT opinion page. He argues that Mark Zuckerberg is a good guy, but that his company is a threat to our economy and democracy. Facebook, he argues, needs to be broken up. It's an article every techie, techie wannabe and politician needs to imbibe thoroughly. In an unusual response to the extensive analysis, the editors of the Times also provide 5 takeaways from Hu...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Careers, Current Affairs, Silicon Valley, Times, Chris Hughes, Hughes, Power and influence, Pete Buttigieg


Understanding the Surge in Tensions with Iran

Over the weekend, the White House announced it was sending an aircraft-carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” related to Iran. These warnings reportedly were Israeli intelligence reports indicating Iran was planning attacks against U.S. personnel and allies in the Middle East.Press reports differed on the nature of the planned Iranian attacks. There were reports that Iranian officials gave a green light to its terror...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, White House, Iraq, Israel, America, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Volkswagen, Tehran


Trump Swamp: Trump Told Campaign Manager To Plug A Super PAC That Pays Them Both

A source familiar with the matter told TPM Wednesday that a “livid” President Donald Trump called his 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, before the campaign released a veiled, biting statement aimed at 2016 deputy campaign manager David Bossie. The rebuke was apparently in response to a joint report from Axios and the Campaign Legal Center which showed that a group run by Bossie, the Presidential Coalition, was using scammy fundraising techniques and boasting of Bossie’s connections to Tru...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, PAC, Epa, Interior Department, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Republican National Committee, Scott Pruitt, Ben Carson, Trump


Crisis point? High stakes in Trump’s showdown with Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats call it a “constitutional crisis.” But is it? Stunned by the extent of the White House’s blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and testing the nation’s system of checks and balances in new and alarming ways. It’s not […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Trump, Congress the Democrats


With Some Players Bowing Out, Trump Hosts Red Sox At The White House

The 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox were honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday. Most players of color stayed away, leading one sportswriter to comment, "its the white Sox who'll be going."(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Tags: News, White House, Red Sox, White Sox, Trump Hosts Red Sox


Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

The world's richest man and Amazon.com Inc's chief executive waved an arm and a black drape behind him dropped to reveal the two-story-tall mockup of the unmanned lander dubbed Blue Moon during an hour-long presentation at Washington's convention center, just several blocks from the White House. The lander will be able to deliver payloads to the lunar surface, deploy up to four smaller rovers and shoot out satellites to orbit the moon, Bezos told the audience, which included NASA officials and ...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Nasa, Trump, Bezos, Amazon com Inc, Blue Moon


Tommy Robinson's offer of MEP salary rejected by charities

Women’s groups say pledge to donate hypothetical earnings to victims of grooming is insultingTommy Robinson’s pledge to donate his hypothetical European parliament salary to child victims of sexual grooming has been criticised as “an insult to survivors of abuse” by women’s groups who said he was “no ally for the children he claims to stand up for”.More than 40 women and charities including the End Violence Against Women and Girls Coalition declared in a letter to voters and community leaders in...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Children, Religion, Women, Society, UK News, World news, Islam, The far right, English Defence League, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, End Violence Against Women and Girls Coalition, North West That They


Opinion: New White House press rules are a slippery slope to removing press freedoms

For the last couple of years of President Clinton's second term, there was a particularly colorful member of the White House press corps. He attended the briefings almost every day and badgered me with long, convoluted questions, often circling back to Catholic Church issues. At times it was amusing, other days it was disruptive.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Catholic Church, Clinton, New White House


Red Sox contingent honored at White House

Some members of the Boston Red Sox celebrated their 2018 World Series title with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, as the team downplayed the decision of nearly a dozen members of the team not to attend.
Tags: White House, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Donald Trump, Red Sox


House votes to block Trump’s eased health coverage rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration would be blocked from easing coverage rules required by President Barack Obama’s health care law under legislation Democrats pushed through the House on Thursday as the two parties rejoined a battle that roiled last year’s congressional elections. Under guidance the administration issued last year, states could allow insurers to […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, House, Trump


President Trump hosts World Series champs Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox celebrated their World Series title at the White House on Thursday afternoon.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Welcomes ‘Red Socks’ to White House Amid Concerns of Racial Divide

Nearly a dozen team members, all players of color, skipped the event
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, The White House, Onetime, Trump Welcomes ` Red Socks


Pete Buttigieg Makes Fundraising Blitz in Series of Hollywood-Centric Events

Pete Buttigieg started a fundraising blitz through Los Angeles donor circles on Thursday, a reflection of the sudden interest in his unexpected rise as a serious candidate for the Democratic nomination. In contrast to previous visits to Los Angeles, where he has met individually with prominent bundlers and held meet and greets, his schedule includes […]
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pete Buttigieg, Hollywood Centric Events


North Korea launches two ballistic missiles amid stalled talks with US

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, in its second weapons test in less than a week, South Korea’s military said.  One missile travelled 260 miles and the other 170 miles in an easterly direction after being launched from a site northwest of the North’s capital, Pyongyang, the South’s joint chiefs of staff confirmed in a statement.  The launch marks an escalation from a test just five days ago of long-range multiple rocket launchers and another short-range ballistic ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Indonesia, Washington, North Korea, White House, US, United States, UN Security Council, North, Kim, Oxford University, Donald Trump, Seoul, Pyongyang


Sean Spicer: Democrats should accept the conclusions of the Mueller report

On Donald Trump's presidency, stop trying to breathe life into a scandal that simply doesn’t exist, writes former White House spokesman Sean M. Spicer            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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