Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance conspiracy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday. A four-count indictment accuses Prakazrel “Pras” Michel of conspiring with fugitive Malaysian financer Low Taek Jho, usually known as […]
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After outcry, USDA will no longer require scientists to label research ‘preliminary’

The Agriculture Department has dropped its demand that staff scientists label peer-reviewed research as “preliminary,” after angry protests followed a Washington Post story disclosing the policy. But the latest guidelines, released on Wednesday, for internally reviewing science within the department raise additional questions about scientific integrity, said non-USDA researchers who inspected the guide. Since July, […]
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Stars Show Support for Pete Buttigieg at Gwyneth Paltrow Event

Pete Buttigieg finished a day of fundraising on Friday at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk with a reception that drew about 100 people including Bradley Whitford, Rob Reiner and Martin Sheen. According to a source knowledgeable about the event, other attendees included interior designer Michael Smith and James Costos, former U.S. ambassador […]
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Second Brexit referendum would be doing SNP's work, Boris Johnson claims

Ex-minister hits out at campaigners pushing for a fresh vote Boris Johnson has accused supporters of a second Brexit referendum of “doing the work of the Scottish National party” by making a second Scottish independence vote more likely and threatening the union.In a speech in Aberdeen on Friday, the former foreign secretary and perennial Conservative leadership hopeful sought to turn the tables on remainers who argue that Brexit would increase the risk of a second independence referendum. Conti...
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Mueller won’t testify next week, chairman says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says special counsel Robert Mueller won’t appear before his panel next week, despite the committee’s hope that Mueller would testify May 15. New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Friday that negotiations continue with Mueller and the Justice Department about the testimony. He wouldn’t characterize those […]
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Trump shuts down

The White House stonewalls Congress on Russia investigation.
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Ben Shapiro Gets Wrecked on the BBC for Racism Against Palestinians and American Jews

The video plays at the 10:00 minute mark where Neil begins to break down Shapiro on his statements about President Obama, Palestinians, and American Jews. Let’s set the context – popular conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, known for his aggressive debate style in the public square, visited the BBC to promote his new book.  The interviewer, Andrew Neil, after giving Shapiro a chance to introduce himself to the BBC audience, questioned him about the anger both the left and the right feel towards...
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House passes $19 billion disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

By ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. The measure passed by a 257-150 vote over the opposition of most Republicans, who said it should also include the Trump administration’s $4.5 billion request for stepped up hum...
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Pentagon Reallocates $1.5 Billion of Funds to Pay for Border Wall Construction

It follows a $1 billion transfer from Army personnel budget accounts made in March
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The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: don’t start them | Editorial

The time has come to rewrite the rules so that the world’s largest economies are able to trade peacefullyDonald Trump has been an opponent of free trade deals all his public life. A protectionist message was central to his run for the White House. On the campaign trail he promised “reversing two of the worst legacies of the Clinton years”: railing first against the North American Free Trade Agreement, Nafta, and second against China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. His bluster led to a...
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Schiff Floats Idea Of Fining Trump Officials Held In Contempt $25,000 A Day

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he and his colleagues are considering reviving an old rule that would allow Congress to charge fines to enforce subpoenas. “Much as I like the visual of (throwing people in jail), I think it’s far more practical to consider levying individual fines on the person — not on the office — until they comply. Courts use that practice, I think it’s quite successful,” Schiff told Axios Mike Allen. “You could fine someone $25,000 a day until...
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Andy Cohen suggests new tactic in the Brunei Boycott: Gay adult films

It's not the worst idea we've ever heard. It's also not the best.
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Giuliani Scores a New Client: an Authoritarian, Middle Eastern Regime

Charles Krupa/AP/ShutterstockAs Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was concluding, Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney for the probe and other legal woes, landed a new client: the Kingdom of Bahrain.On Thursday, the former New York City mayor confirmed to The Daily Beast that his security and consulting firm, Giuliani Security and Safety, had officially secured a contract with the Gulf nation’s Ministry of ...
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People are trolling Jerry Falwell Jr. on Twitter with sexy pool boy GIFs and it’s amazing

Falwell has begun furiously blocking people and even updated his Twitter bio to say "Haters will be blocked."
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump sugar-coats a trade war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump let loose with a morning round of tweets that sugar-coat the consequences of his trade war with China. Trump minimized the worth of China’s purchases of U.S. goods and services, which support nearly 1 million jobs in the U.S., misstated the trade deficit and ignored the inevitable rise in […]
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The secret to stopping Brexit: keep it simple | Jonathan Freedland

As polls show a sustained lead for remain, the Lib Dems have schooled Change UK with their direct, unambiguous messageHere’s how we can halt Brexit in its tracks. Uefa, the governing body of European football, should announce that from now on participation in the Champions League and the Europa League will be limited to members of the European Union. If Britain leaves the EU, the Premier League’s finest will be barred from taking part. The response would be immediate: support for Brexit would pl...
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TPUSA Member At UN Las Vegas ‘Removed’ From Organization Over ‘White Power’ Video

Turning Point USA, the Trump-aligned right-wing group trying to make conservatism cool on college campuses, had to deal with yet another incident of racism in its ranks Thursday: a video that showed the president of its University of Nevada, Las Vegas chapter endorsing “white power.” In a cell phone video surfaced by the anarchist news website It’s Going Down and other platforms, a man identified as the president of TPUSA-UNLV, Riley Grisar (above, left) is seen making the “a-okay” hand gestu...
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Trump aide: How to end surprise medical bills

At the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced his principles to solve a huge problem facing our healthcare system: surprise medical bills. Present at the event were victims of outrageously large, surprise bills and their family members.
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Et Tu, Sen. Burr?

Donald Trump Jr and Donald Trump U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- How nauseating that RINO Sen. Richard Burr, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is doing the bidding of vindictive Democrats in issuing a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Burr has joined the Democrats' investigatory vendetta against President Trump, most recently exemplified in the House Judiciary Committee's vote to hold Attorney General Will Barr in contempt of Congress. Democrats claim Barr is in contempt for failing to re...
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Jerry Falwell Jr.’s alleged x-rated photos could get him fired from his own university

The school has yet to issue any statement about the sex scandal, which seems to be growing by the day.
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thank you alex cora and many red sox for doing the right thing

Thank you Alex Cora, Mookie Betts, David Price, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., Hector Velazquez, Christian Vazquez, Eduardo Núñez, and Sandy Leon! These players and their manager declined to attend the White House visit purporting to honour the 2018 championship team.  The Trump White House could not be bothered to spell the team's name correctly or name the actual sporting event that the team won. The World Series is the oldest professional team sports event in the United...
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Before Nominating Shanahan, Trump Assailed Him For Lack Of Progress On Border Wall

While the White House lavished acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan with praise upon announcing his nomination to head the department on Thursday, President Trump reportedly had reservations about the pick, Politico reported. Shanahan was invited to the White House at least twice in the past two weeks to speak with Trump. The acting secretary reportedly expected to be nominated during those meetings, but left both times without an offer. Trump even admonished him in one of the meetings f...
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‘Red Socks’ Was Just The Tip Of The Iceberg On The WH’s Typo-Filled Thursday

Someone in the White House communications department is in for a scolding. On Thursday alone, three different communiques from the White House — including one from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders herself — included embarrassing mistakes. The most widely ridiculed of these was “Red Socks” for the Boston team, some of who came to visit the White House on Thursday. The communications staff clearly is bereft of sports enthusiasts, as soon after the Sox slip-up, a press release was sent out...
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China Promotes Social Credit System with Propaganda Music Video

In an attempt to brainwash youths into believing China’s upcoming social credit system is fair, just and noninvasive, the Chinese government has recruited various popular Chinese singers to take part in a propaganda music video promoting the system. The music video stars the pop song “Live up to Your Word” and was produced by the […]
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Trump sends Pompeo to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov, May 12-14

The administration of Donald Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on May 12-14, says the U.S. State Department. What could they possibly be planning to discuss? Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and winning the 2020 election, my top guesses. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be present, too. The meeting represents the highest-level formal talks between the powers in 10 months, the State Department says. Meanwhile, Rudy G...
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New Complaint Hits ‘Repeat Offender’ Kellyanne Conway For Hatch Act Violations

The recidivist White House aide ignored reprimands and is again politicking on taxpayers' dime, an ethics group says.
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Pompeo going to Russia amid disputes over Venezuela, Arctic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) will head to Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin amid disputes over Venezuela’s political turmoil and other issues. Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday and then travel to Sochi on Tuesday to see Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (sir-GAY’ lahv-RAWF’). The […]
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Iranian Commander: No Talks With US After Trump Invite

A top Iranian commander shut down the idea of talks with the U.S. Friday while shrugging off the presence of American B-52 bombers that arrived in the area the previous day."No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us," General Yadollah Javani of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards said, according to Iran's state-run Tasnim news agency.Iran "sees America as unreliable," the Guards' deputy chief for political affairs...
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Europe must never repeat Brexit, says Guy Verhofstadt

EU parliament representative says process has done ‘far more damage than ever predicted’The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has already done “far more damage than has ever been predicted”.Appearing alongside the Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, at a European election campaign event in Camden, north London, on Friday morning, the leader of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe said he wanted to send a m...
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Guy Verhofstadt: ‘Never repeat Brexit again’, MEP warns

Former Belgian PM says the process has done ‘far more damage than ever predicted’The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned that the UK’s bid to leave the EU has already done “far more damage than has ever been predicted”.Appearing alongside the Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, at a European election campaign event in Camden, north London, on Friday morning, the leader of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe said he wanted to send a message to pe...
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