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US Senate panel advances measure on Russian propaganda and election meddling

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 11:15pm
A key U.S. Senate committee has moved forward on new legislation aimed at countering Russian propaganda and election meddling in the United States and elsewhere. The bill, passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, is one of several Russia-targeted measures now circulating in Cong...

Jared Kushner’s connections to Russia may damage Trump

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 11:00pm
President Donald Trump will deplane Air Force One on Sunday from his first trip abroad since assuming the Oval Office. He will walk into a White House battered down by a federal investigation into his 2016 campaign’s ties to the Russian Kremlin that officially reached his administration as he was me...

McMaster says ‘not concerned’ after Kushner back-channel reports

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 9:51pm
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – Asked about reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called “back-channeling” was normal. Mc...

‘I don’t want to be associated with him’: 100 eighth graders refuse to pose with Paul Ryan during DC trip

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 9:31pm
About 100 eighth grade students refused to pose with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Friday, snubbing the top Republican to protest his policies. Though Ryan’s official Instagram features a photo of him waving to a group students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey, it does...

Judge Jeanine goes on unhinged rant: I know who the White House leaker is ‘but I’m not ready to share’

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 8:50pm
As Fox News faces declining ratings following the public ouster of Bill O’Reilly, hosts are pulling out all the stops to redeem the network among viewers (including pushing a fake conspiracy theory about a murdered DNC staffer despite pleas from his family). In her opening statement on Saturday, Jud...

‘Donny from the Russian block’ Trump sets Internet ablaze after calling Trudeau ‘Justin from Canada’

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 7:41pm
Donald Trump on Saturday capped off his gaffe-filled international tour by referring to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “Justin from Canada.” In a speech to U.S. Military in Italy, Donald Trump referred to Canada’s PM Trudeau as “Justin from Canada.” #uspoli #cdnpoli — La...

WATCH: Fox News mocks Hillary Clinton for coughing in speech, praises Trump’s ‘strength’ at G7 summit

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 7:15pm
As anyone with access to the internet can attest to, there hasn’t exactly been a lack of news to pick from: President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with the Russian Kremlin during the 2016 election and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to break 18 years of tradition by decl...

Jared Kushner ‘unhappy’ and ‘miserable’ as Russia scandal threatens White House role: report

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 6:38pm
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is reportedly miserable at the White House as reports indicate he spoke with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about establishing a backchannel line of communication between Donald Trump and the Kremlin. “He’s still trying to tell people it will improve but he seems ...

White House excludes gay first spouse in photo caption

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 6:21pm
Updated | The White House Facebook page failed to acknowledge First Gentleman of Luxembourg Gauthier Destenay, married to Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, in a post featuring the spouses of world leaders attending this week’s G7 summit in Sicily. The photo caption included the names of every other...

Maria Cardona: Comey ‘acted as an agent of the Russian government’ when he scolded Clinton based on fake intel

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 5:45pm
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona on Saturday argued former FBI Director James Comey acted “as an agent of the Russian government” when he delivered a highly-criticized public rebuke of Hillary Clinton based on an intelligence document he knew was fake. Friday, sources told CNN that Comey knew Rus...

‘Mind-boggling’: Ex-KGB spy aghast over reports ‘naive’ Kushner asked Russian envoy for backchannel

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 4:46pm
A former KGB spy on Saturday reacted to news that Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner asked Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to establish a backchannel line of communication, calling the reports “mind-boggling.” Speaking on CNN, Jack Barsky noted Kislyak “was KGB or was reporting to the KGB” wh...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 4:12pm
WASHINGTON — A U.S. District Court judge threw out a lawsuit against former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that sought to blame her for deaths of two people during the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday rejected allegations stemming from ...

‘They’re in full-scale war’: White House creating a ‘war room’ as scandals besiege Trump administration

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 3:56pm
Donald Trump is mulling the creation of a “war -room” as the administration beefs up its communications operations to contain fallout from the ongoing Russia probe, the Washington Post reports. “The White House is embracing the fight, which is going to last as long as Donald Trump is president...

Legendary Southern rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 2:53pm
Southern rocker Gregg Allman passed away on Saturday at age 69, reports Billboard. According to a statement on Allman’s website, he “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg consi...

White House aides could face criminal charges for using auto-delete apps on Russia-related documents: report

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 2:35pm
According to a new POLITICO report, aides to President Donald Trump’s White House, campaign and transition will be forced to turn over any documents pertaining to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Failure to do so, according to the report, could result in criminal charges...

Los Angeles has enjoyed the same amazing climate for 50,000 years — according to beetles

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 2:08pm
Los Angeles has enjoyed the same amazing climate for 50,000 years According to the beetles, anyway. Modern darking beetle Joyce Gross Los Angeles is the land of sunshine, warm summers, and mild winters, with only a few dark and cloudy days to darken the relentless California cheerfulness. But what i...

New drama for Jared Kushner — in a family familiar with controversy

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 2:04pm
New drama for Jared Kushner, in a family familiar with controversy Jared Kushner’s father is immensely proud of his son, according to family friend. Kushner, now a high-level advisor to President Donald Trump and married to his daughter, plays a major role in the new administration and is invo...

Drunk you is still you — just slightly more intoxicated

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 1:58pm
Drunk You Is Still You, Just Slightly More Intoxicated Drunk alter egos are a foe many drinkers claim to have come face-to-face with, but although you may think that alcohol has the ability to drastically change your personality, a new study suggests that this shift is far more subtle. Research publ...

Here is why your pool may make you sick this summer

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 1:56pm
Why Your Pool May Make You Sick This Summer Before you go swimming in a public pool this summer, health officials want to offer one piece of advice: Don’t drink the water! If for some reason you end up swallowing some (even just a mouthful), don’t be surprised if you end up sick for weeks with unple...

Trump cut back on Twitter use during overseas trip — expect that to end soon

Sat, 27 May 2017 - 1:49pm
Trump Quells Twitter Use During Trip, But Will It Last? It seemed Donald Trump was tweeting a flurry of thoughts right up until he boarded Air Force One to embark on his first international trip as the leader of the free world. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in America...