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UK police ‘stop passing information to US’ over leaks of key evidence

#Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing have stopped passing information to the US on the investigation as a major transatlantic row erupts over leaks of key evidence in the US, according... Read More
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A Top Mar-A-Lago Employee Is Quietly Doing Government Work For Trump’s Foreign Trip

A top Mar-a-Lago employee is also working for the government to help prepare for President Trump’s visit to Taormina, Italy, for the G-7 Summit — an unconventional arrangement that further blurs the line between the... Read More

DOJ: AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials

Washington (#CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador... Read More

Could Trump issue himself a pardon?

Shortly before the 2016 presidential election, an interesting constitutional thought experiment emerged: If #Hillary Clinton did deserve to be locked up, in the eloquent articulation of Donald Trump supporters, could she use the power of the... Read More

Trump’s SoHo hotel plans big layoffs after corporate bookings plummet by more than half

President Donald Trump’s hotel in SoHo is planning a big round of layoffs due to a massive drop off in bookings since the 2016 presidential election. WNYC reports that Trump SoHo in lower Manhattan is... Read More

Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says

Health-care legislation adopted by #House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the #Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate... Read More

Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters

U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear #submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of... Read More
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GOP summer of scandal

by Brent Budowsky With midterm elections approaching and President Trump plagued by unprecedented disapproval, my thoughts turn to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who spent recent years spearheading a House Republican inquisition of Hillary Clinton and... Read More
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‘I still feel raw’: nurse tells of treating Manchester bombing victims

Joe O’Brien is a senior sister in the surgical department of Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport, where six of the 59 injured in the Manchester bombing were treated. On Monday, I worked from 8am until... Read More

Jeff Sessions May Be Tough On Crime, But States Want Fewer Prisoners

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s tough-on-crime policies are drawing criticism from civil rights groups and lawmakers. But his efforts also face an additional, perhaps more significant roadblock: state governments. Many have taken big steps away from... Read More

Pope Francis presents Trump with a ‘politically loaded gift’: His encyclical on climate change – The Washington Post

VATICAN CITY — On Wednesday, Pope Francis appeared to make his point with a gift. During an initially awkward meeting in Vatican City, Francis presented President #Trump with a signed copy of “Laudato Si” —... Read More
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While You Were Watching Trump, The Democratic Party Changed

Donald Trump has already changed the Democratic Party more than his own Republican Party. While the president has merely reduced his own party into a panicked mess, the Democrats’ trajectory seems to have moved subtly... Read More

Trump used to be more articulate. What could explain the change?

It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: “ … there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself — and... Read More

GOP Senator Slams His Party’s Process For Crafting Health Care Bill

Former President Theodore Roosevelt champions national health insurance as he unsuccessfully tries to ride his progressive Bull Moose Party back to the White House. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)   Sen. #Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)... Read More

Justice Department ethics experts clear Mueller to lead Russia probe

Justice Department ethics experts have concluded that newly appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III can oversee the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election —... Read More

Trump’s Cruel and Deviant Budget

by Robert Reich For years, conservatives warned that liberals were “defining deviancy downward.” They said that by tolerating bad social behavior, liberals in effect lowered what was deemed acceptable behavior overall – allowing social norms... Read More
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Manchester Arena attacker named by police as Salman Ramadan Abedi

The man who murdered 22 people and injured 59 others has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent. Police confirmed the 22-year-old’s identity after officials in the United States passed it... Read More

The case for why InfoWars’ White House press pass is a good thing

InfoWars is the fringe right-wing outlet best known for spreading 9/11 Truther theories, the scurrilous idea that the massacre at Sandy Hook was a hoax, and a founder who has ranted about malevolent forces conspiring... Read More

Mnuchin’s Recruiting Tool: Titles That Don’t Need Senate Confirmation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is trying to fill a leadership vacuum in his department by increasingly recruiting financial industry executives for senior positions that come with a perk: a title that doesn’t require Senate confirmation.... Read More

Rich Trump backer convicted of inaugural weekend sex abuse of hotel maids got wrist slap, tiny fine

On the weekend of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a millionaire businessman who traveled to D.C. to celebrate the new president’s swearing-in was arrested and charged with sexual battery of two hotel maids at Washington’s downtown Mayflower... Read More

Trump’s Saudi Arabia visit was ‘bizarre, unseemly, unethical and un-American’: WaPo columnist

Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum blasted President Donald Trump and his administration on Sunday for choosing Saudi Arabia as the destination for Trump’s first international trip as president. ADVERTISING Citing the oil-rich nation’s extensive record... Read More
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Here are 10 totally fake facts that Trump fans think are real

Americans, divided and polarized as they are, live in two distinct worlds. In one world, the earth is not flat, climate change is real and Bill and Hillary aren’t pimping kids out in the basement... Read More

Trump wanted to veto bill to keep government open

Publicly, President Trump didn’t seem overjoyed when, earlier this month, he signed a $1 trillion bill to keep the government open. Privately, his mood was much, much worse. Behind-the-scenes: When the spending bill had been... Read More
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‘I’m Mad as Hell’

The Monday Line (on Tuesday) by Denis G. Campbell Over 50 Ain’t Dead (Pt. 1) by Denis G. Campbell I am mad as hell. (And that’s a good thing.) I am 59 years young. I’ve... Read More

RBS in 11th-hour bid to avert court case brought by thousands of investors | Business | The Guardian

Royal Bank of Scotland has made a last-ditch effort to avert a high-profile court case brought by thousands of investors who claim they were misled into buying the bank’s shares in the runup to its... Read More

Billy Bush Breaks His Silence on Trump, the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape, NBC and a Comeback Plan (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

Seven months after the infamous “grab them by the pussy” recording got Bush fired (and nearly toppled Trump’s White House run), the former ‘Today’ host goes public with what happened on that bus, the people... Read More

Trump ‘exhausted’ three days into first trip abroad as president: Reports

A White House official told reporters that President Trump is “exhausted” just three days into his first trip abroad as president. Trump was expected to say “Islamist extremism” during his speech to Muslim leaders in... Read More

I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

Why does President Trump behave in the dangerous and seemingly self-destructive ways he does? Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book, “The Art of the Deal,”... Read More
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McCain ‘almost speechless’ over Trump’s ‘nutjob’ jab

Sen. John McCain on Sunday said he was “almost speechless” over comments that President Donald Trump reportedly made to Russian officials describing fired FBI Director James Comey as “a real nutjob.” In an interview on... Read More
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Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar... Read More