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Kellyanne Conway, Don Jr. and Mike Flynn shared tweets posted by Russian trolls right before election: report

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 5:39pm
Staffers close to then-candidate Donald Trump, including former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, the president’s son Donald Trump, Jr. and disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn retweeted content from a pro-Trump Twitter account operated out of Russia. A report by The Daily Beast ...

84 children rescued in nationwide FBI sex trafficking investigation involving 120 arrests

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 5:00pm
Over a hundred people were arrested and dozens of children were recovered in a nationwide FBI sting targeted child sex traffickers. According to an FBI statement, 84 children were recovered in the operation that led to the arrests of 120 child traffickers during the latest pass of “Operation C...

‘Failed’: Jake Tapper destroys Trump for disrespecting families of dead soldiers with ‘reckless’ words

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 4:26pm
Though we may not know what exactly President Donald Trump said to the grieving widow of La David Johnson, but whatever it was, CNN’s Jake Tapper noted, it reportedly caused her to “break down after the call ended.” “The problem that President Trump might have here,” th...

Black commentator calls out Trump’s ‘reflex’ to attack people of color as unpatriotic enemies of US

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 4:15pm
On Wednesday, MSNBC political contributor Heather McGhee pointed out that President Donald Trump’s attacks on Gold Star families like the family of slain U.S. Army Green Beret La David Johnson have all been on families of color. She said the president seems to have a “reflex” to de...

School blasts ‘reprehensible’ students for posing with swastika jack-o-lanterns in town rocked by racism

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 4:04pm
Students at a Pennsylvania high school were caught bragging on social media after carving Jack-‘o-lanterns with ‘KKK’ and a Nazi swastika. “We are extremely disappointed that any of our students would display this kind of hatred and vile behavior,” the Coatesville Area ...

‘It’s a trap’: Bush speechwriter suggests Republicans will quickly turn on Trump after passing tax cuts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 3:33pm
Since his ascendancy, there’s been little pretense veiling the Republican establishment’s disdain for Donald Trump. So why have they continuously (and with a few notable exceptions) fallen in line behind him? As Politico’s Matt Latimer argues, it’s neither that Republicans se...

Widow of slain paratrooper tells CNN: They told me Trump would call but he never did

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 3:28pm
Whitney Hunter — widow of U.S. Army paratrooper Sgt. Jonathan Hunter, who was killed by a car bomb in August — told CNN on Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence met with her family and offered his condolences when Sgt. Johnson’s remains arrived on U.S. soil, but that a promised ...

Trump offered grieving father of soldier $25,000 in call but only followed through after backlash: report

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 3:12pm
President Donald Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 during a condolence call, but never followed through on the offer, said The Washington Post on Wednesday. The Post‘s Dan Lamothe, Lindsey Bever and Eli Rosenberg wrote that Trump spoke to Chris Baldridge — the father of Ar...

Boston man found guilty of plot to behead conservative blogger over ‘Draw Mohammed’ contest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 2:41pm
A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five crim...

‘The president did not know his name’: Sanders gets slammed after Trump disrespects family of fallen soldier

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 2:28pm
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced a grilling from reporters on Wednesday regarding a phone call between President Donald Trump and the family of a fallen Army soldier. During a press briefing, Sanders did not deny that Trump had told the family that Army Sgt. David Johnson &#8...

Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:24pm
LOS ANGELES — Roy Price resigned as the head of Amazon Studios on Tuesday after an allegation that he had sexually harassed a television producer working on one of his shows. Price’s departure, confirmed by an Amazon Studios representative, comes less than a week after he was placed on unpaid ...

Experimental HIV therapy may block virus longer with fewer drugs: study

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:19pm
MIAMI — A new therapy for HIV that does not require a lifelong regimen of daily drug cocktails may be on the horizon if early indications from studies on mice prove effective in people, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida announced Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports....

Conflict mounts inside voting fraud commission in the wake of child porn arrest

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:16pm
The arrest, on child pornography charges, of a researcher for the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is intensifying conflict inside the group, with two Democratic members asserting again that a small band of conservatives holds disproportionate power....

US senator probes Pentagon on Russian source code reviews

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:13pm
By Dustin Volz and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator on Tuesday asked the Defense Department to explain how it manages the risks when it uses software that has been scrutinized by foreign governments, saying the practice may represent a national security threat. Reuters repo...

Kushner ‘was freaked out about Comey from day one’ — and fears Mueller will target decision to fire ex-FBI director

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:06pm
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House advisor Jared Kushner has been “freaked out” about the investigations into a Donald Trump’s campaign and possible collusion with the Russian government, and has been concerned about former FBI director James Comey “from day one,” a Trump advisor told Van...

‘I was gonna curse him out’: Rep. Wilson describes hearing Trump’s phone call with widow of fallen soldier

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 9:44pm
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) on Tuesday spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon about the phone call between Donald Trump and the widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, explaining she “was gonna curse” the president out after hearing his remarks. Wilson was with Johnson’s widow  just before the soldier’...

‘The president is without shame’: Anderson Cooper concludes ‘nothing is off limits’ for Trump’s petulance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 9:15pm
As the scandal continues to grow over Donald Trump using deceased service members as a political football, CNN host Anderson Cooper concluded that the president has no shame. “The thing about Donald Trump that we’ve learned is it’s always about him and he can never be wrong,”...

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace calls out Trump for exploiting Kelly’s son — and asks if he can go any lower

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 8:40pm
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace upbraided President Donald Trump for trying to politically exploit the slain son of his chief of staff as rationalization for the president’s false claims about his Oval Office predecessors. “I started this show one day by saying that the bottom was calling, it wan...

NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 8:37pm
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump’s anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity. The NFL did not seek com...

Trump’s drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 8:31pm
By Sarah N. Lynch and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump’s pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after a report he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government’s ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the ad...