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Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:49

Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.


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Health Care Declassified No. 3: Senate bill still under construction, a day before scheduled rollout

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:00

Yahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.


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Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s future

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:52

In the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact single-payer universal health care. There are also Democratic warnings that Ossoff’s tepid handling of President Trump misfired.


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The anthropologist of the alt-right: An interview with Angela Nagle

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:23

Time was spent both during the campaign and in the aftermath of President Trump’s election attempting to explain the alt-right, a phenomenon embracing everything from frog memes on Twitter to neo-Nazis giving the “Sieg heil” salute at a Washington conference. Enter Angela Nagle, a Dublin-based writer and academic.


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Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:04

On James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.


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Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:48

“When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.


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Trump team takes victory lap after GOP special-election wins

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 18:04

The president and his supporters celebrated on social media late Tuesday night after Republicans secured a pair of victories in congressional races in Georgia and South Carolina.


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Ex-Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: DNC and state officials dismissed Russia warnings last year

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:25

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he tried to assist state election officials and the Democratic National Committee amid Russian cyberattacks but was rebuffed.


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Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, beating back liberal wave

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:42

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday.


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Ossoff vs. Handel: Georgia’s special election

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:30

Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday. Handel garnered 52 percent of the vote compared with Ossoff’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race Tuesday night.


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Key GOP senator on health care plan: ‘I haven’t seen the bill’

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:04

A lawmaker on the working group for the Senate Republicans’ health care bill said Tuesday that he still hasn’t seen a draft of the legislation.


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Jared Kushner is heading to Israel for peace negotiations

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:56

Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, speaks during a meeting with technology executives in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 19. President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is scheduled to travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday for meetings that the White House says are aimed at “achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Kushner will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, a Trump adviser whose official title is “assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations.” According to a White House official who discussed the trip with Yahoo News, the pair are two of Trump’s “most trusted advisers” and will be spearheading a “peace effort” that is a “top priority” for the president.


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White House blames Democrats for not cooperating in repealing Obamacare

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:31

Amid complaints about the secrecy with which Republicans are drafting a health care bill, the White House Tuesday put the blame on Senate Democrats for refusing to cooperate.


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‘I’m right here’: Spicer shrugs off reports of his potential departure from briefings

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:49

In his first on-camera press briefing in a week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer dismissed reports that he was transitioning into a new role in the Trump administration.


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In major tax speech, Ryan offers few details on how he will undertake reform

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:18

Speaker Paul Ryan’s first major speech on tax reform underscored the need to overhaul the tax code this year but offered few specifics on how that would happen.


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Hannity compares Russia investigation to birther conspiracy that used to be on ‘Hannity’

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:46

The Fox News host says the federal probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election is beginning to look like the debunked conspiracy questioning President Barack Obama's birthplace — a theory that was once fueled by President Trump.


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‘Make America Gay Again’: Anti-Trump march in L.A. embraces Pride Month

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:42

Tens of thousands of people sporting rainbow attire, “Make America Gay Again” hats and homemade protest signs took part in a “Resist March” in Los Angeles against President Trump, an event that took the place of the city’s annual pride parade. (Reuters)


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McCain castigates Defense Department pick at confirmation hearing

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:14

Sen. John McCain berated the deputy defense secretary nominee for a wishy-washy answer to whether he would advocate providing lethal defensive aid to Ukraine.


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Democrats stay up late hoping to ‘shame’ Republicans over health-bill secrecy

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:13

Democrats staged a protest and threatened to disrupt Senate affairs unless Republicans open up the health care bill to inspection and debate.


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Polls open in hotly contested Ga. race as Trump urges supporters to vote

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:12

Trump is urging his supporters to back Karen Handel over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District.


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