FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Making way for new levels of American innovation

Matt Weinberg Contributor Matt Weinberg is a former White House appointee with the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Investment and Innovation. More posts by this contributor New tech trade associations will have big role in future tech policy ITC protection of IP necessary for continued innovation New fifth-generation “5G” network technology will equip the United States with a...
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Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those […]
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Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they’re registered to vote — or can vote. Hernandez, a College of Southern Nevada political […]
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Libertarian icon Gary Johnson to speak on US Senate bid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is expected to give details about why he’s jumping in a race to unseat New Mexico’s junior U.S. senator. Johnson, who served two terms as governor, is scheduled Thursday to speak to reporters in Albuquerque on his decision to join the race and how he […]
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Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director who has criticized the White House

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders began her briefing on Wednesday by reading a statement from President Trump announcing his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent critic of the current administration. The statement went on to list other current and former officials whose clearances would be under review.
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Wisconsin Senate, governor’s races feature Trump backers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin’s top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to President Donald Trump, who tweeted enthusiastic support for […]
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Pearl Jam skewered by Republicans over poster of burning White House

Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Sarah Sanders sorry for false claim that Donald Trump created more jobs for blacks than Barack Obama

Sanders had told reporters during a White House press briefing that President Donald Trump had created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama had during his entire presidency. But that was incorrect. She later issued a rare correction and apology on the comments.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Lunar and Solar Eclipses of 2019 with Themes

August 15, 2018: Now that the last eclipse of this year has perfected on August 11, 2018 as 'The Tower Eclipse' during which season the 2018 Midterms will take place, let's look ahead to a chronological list of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2019 with brief details of eclipse planets' links to the natal charts of America (1776) and Donald J. Trump (1946): 1. Partial Solar Eclipse January 6, 2019 @15Cap27 in the 2 South Saros Series with a theme of: 'joining unusual groups and feeling a great ...
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Laguna Beach mansion selling for $14 million created by designer of Qatar palace

The entry of the three-level home, set on a half acre at the top of secluded Irvine Cove in Laguna Beach. Click through the slideshow to see more of the house. (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of The Agency) (Photo courtesy of...
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The Verdict Is In: Millennial Women Do Not Like Ivanka Trump

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Pearl Jam poster depicting a dead President Trump draws controversy in Montana Senate race

In their bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., Republicans have seized on a new controversy: an apocalyptic poster depicting a dead President Donald Trump that was used to promote a Pearl Jam concert that doubled as a fundraiser for Tester’s campaign. While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster’s […]
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Aretha Franklin Was Calling For Diversity In Fashion In The '80s

On Thursday, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76. The first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was not only a force musically during her six-decade career — she was a force in appearance, too. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, a time when girl groups and glitter reigned supreme, Franklin performed in slinky silhouettes often accompanied by fur or feathered accouterments. And while her hairstyles often changed to reflect the country...
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White House Revokes Security Clearance Of Former CIA Director John Brennan

On Wednesday, President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who served as director during the Obama administration. Brennan has been one of the most scathing public critics of the president.
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Turning on Trump doesn’t buy credibility for black Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as […]
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U.S. Says New Tariffs on Turkey to Stay as Qatar Comes to President Erdogan's Aid

The U.S. and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish goods would remain and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a financial lifeline from Qatar that should buy him time.
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Dems say they’ll sue if they don’t get Kavanaugh documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats say they’ll initiate a federal lawsuit if their requests for documents from Brett Kavanaugh’s days as a White House aide are denied. Republicans have released over 100,000 pages of the Supreme Court nominee’s documents. But they’ve refused to provide many others, including those from his three years as President George […]
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Closing arguments set in Manafort’s financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge […]
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Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this […]
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GOP’s McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump administration’s policies on taxes […]
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Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance, slamming critic

The Republican president, in a statement read to reporters by White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, also announced he was evaluating whether other former high-ranking officials, all of whom have criticized him, should have their security clearances withdrawn as well. The decision came a day after Brennan, who headed the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency under Democratic President Barack Obama, leveled a blistering attack against Trump for the president's tweeted criticism of former White House ...
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Cuomo says America ‘was never that great,’ blasts Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America “was never that great” and won’t be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Cuomo, who is considered a potential White House contender in 2020, made the remarks […]
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In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

"I think Vermont is a beacon of hope for the rest of the country," Hallquist said during an interview with Reuters. "This is what I call expanding our moral compass and that is what I think it represents." The contest comes at a time of uncertainty for transgender rights, which expanded under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama. Transgender candidates are hoping to build on the breakthrough year of 2017, when at least 10 won office across the country at levels ranging from...
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Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect questions about his plans for a 2020 presidential run. Gov. Steve Bullock’s speech at the Iowa State Fair marked his third trip to the Hawkeye […]
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BroadwayWorld.com: Vincent Victoria Presents New Play MR. BOOKER T. AT THE DOOR

Booker T. Washington & Theodore Roosevelt Broadway World Houston Aug. 13, 2018 Before former President Barack Obama lived in the White House, before Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr became the first African American to sleep in the White House as a guest in 1972, Educator and Civil Rights leader Booker T. Washington became the first black person ever to dine inside the Executive Mansion as a guest. The new play "Mr. Booker T. at the Door" written and directed by pla...
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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, best known as the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday (Aug. 16) following a lengthy battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.According to TMZ, Franklin passed away around 9:50 a.m. in her Detroit home where she had been under hospice care, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told the Associated Press.The “Respect” singer had been in failing health for several months and was down to 86 pounds, TMZ reported. Sources close to the family say that they were informed over a week ago that Aretha co...
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Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump’s picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a […]
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California considers limiting broad ‘felony murder’ law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective. One of Hein’s friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana. James Farris III died; Jason Holland testified that he committed the stabbings […]
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Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday, citing “the risk posed by his erratic conduct and behavior.” Brennan has been a leading critic of Trump. Trump is also reviewing security clearances of other former officials including former […]
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