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Ted Cruz claims Beto O’Rourke is ‘going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas’

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 6:22pm

The junior senator for the state of Texas launched a loaded new attack on his Democratic Party opponent, claiming that Democrats will ban barbecue if they win in November, the Austin American-Stateman reported Monday. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), facing a re-election struggle against Rep. Beto O’Rour...

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CNN legal analyst calls Trump’s release of text messages ‘most appalling obstruction of justice’

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 6:10pm

CNN legal analyst Jeff Toobin called it “insane” that President Donald Trump is more concerned about releasing text messages than stopping Russia from hacking American elections. It’s so egregious he called it the “most appalling obstruction of justice” (in the colloqui...

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China paper warns it won’t play defense on trade as Trump lauds tariffs

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 5:56pm

China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday. The United States and China have already le...

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Gary Cohn says ‘too big to fail’ banks got bigger through post-crisis US rules

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 5:44pm

Regulations implemented since the 2007-2009 financial crisis have only made the biggest U.S. banks bigger and hurt competition in the industry, Gary Cohn, the former director of the U.S. National Economic Council said on Monday at an event hosted by Reuters Breakingviews. “We haven’t ended ‘too big ...

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Ronan Farrow has the long-rumored Donald Trump tapes from The Apprentice: report

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 5:40pm

Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow reportedly has possession of Donald Trump tapes from when he started on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Page Six, MSN and Deadline reported Monday. The tapes reportedly document Trump using the N-word and calling his son Eric Trump an R-Word. At a Sund...

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Trump’s presidency may be his biggest heist yet — here’s why it might be on the verge of collapse

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 5:38pm

Once upon a time, there was a little-known energy company called Enron. In its 16-year life, it went from being dubbed America’s most innovative company by Fortune Magazine to being the poster child of American corporate deceit. Using a classic recipe for book-cooking, Enron ended up in bankruptcy w...

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‘You coward’: Protesters force Republican Rick Scott out of a restaurant during a campaign stop

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 5:30pm

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) was booted out of Mojos Real Cuban restaurant by protesters, reported the Herald Tribune. Scott, who is running for Senate was visiting Venice, Florida for a campaign stop. However, once he arrived, he was greeted by mass protesters advocating against the states...

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Republicans reel as Trump’s high court nomination Brett Kavanaugh hangs in balance

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:53pm

Senate Republicans struggled on Monday to salvage President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court even as the judge and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault offered to testify publicly and Trump called the nomination “on track.” With Kavanaugh’s once-sa...

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GOP will allow Brett Kavanaugh accuser to testify in public on sexual assault allegations: report

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:52pm

Judiciary Committee member Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on Monday said that Dr. Christine Ford will be able to testify in public. “There will be a full opportunity for the accuser and the accused to be heard – in public,” he said. Sen. Kennedy had just left the office of Sen. Majority Leader...

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Trump to release text messages of Comey, McCabe, Stzok, Page and Ohr in the middle of Russia investigation

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:45pm

On Monday, President Donald Trump’s administration released a statement demanding the Department of Justice release all documents pertaining to the Russia Investigation. “In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release...

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Trump poised to make major China trade announcement

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:42pm

US President Donald Trump was poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with a major announcement promised later Monday that could see hundreds of billions in goods subjected to fresh import duties. Trump is due to make the announcement after the close of US stock markets, where major indic...

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US Space Force estimated to cost $13 billion in first five years: report

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:25pm

The U.S. Air Force estimated start up costs for a proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, will be around $13 billion in the first five years, according to a Department of Defense memo seen by Reuters. The Air Force, the U.S. military branch that takes resp...

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WATCH: Symone Sanders calls BS on Kavanaugh’s sexual assault defense and points out a major flaw in his argument

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:18pm

On Sunday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, published an article in The Washington Post claiming that while in high school Kavanaugh pushed her into a room, locked the door and attempted to take her clothes off. As news continued to unfold, CNN’s commentator Symone Sanders...

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US prosecutors and defense seek to schedule sentencing for Michael Flynn

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:08pm

Prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office and defense lawyers asked a federal judge on Monday to schedule a sentencing date for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a joint court filing. The lawyers on both sides proposed Nov. 28 a...

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WATCH: White House ‘not ready to pull his nomination’ but unsure ‘how scorched earth to go’ defending Kavanaugh

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 4:01pm

The host of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” drilled down into the mechanics of the White House response to allegations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Anchor Nicolle Wallace, who served as director of communications in the George W. Bush administration, worked alongside...

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Trump’s FEMA chief Brock Long referred to prosecutors for possible violation of ‘criminal statutes’

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 3:51pm

Federal Emergency Management chief Brock Long and two top aides have been referred to prosecutors for violation of “criminal statues,” The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The case was sent to federal prosecutors, who will uncover whether to issue criminal charges, those familiar wit...

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CNN panel of women hammer ex-Trump lawyer attempting to smear Kavanaugh accuser’s motives

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 3:33pm

Former White House lawyer turned CNN contributor Jim Schultz got more than he bargained for Monday, when host Brooke Baldwin and fellow panel members Maeve Reston and Areva Martin took issue with his effort to smear the motives of Christine Blasey Ford. Ford is the college professor who has accused ...

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‘Just start calling it locker room rape?’: Internet lights up Orrin Hatch for saying Brett Kavanaugh accuser is ‘mixed up’

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 3:21pm

During Monday’s debate about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) tried to gaslight the accuser live on national television. “Hatch told me Kavanaugh is ‘honest’ and ‘straightforward’ and said after talking to Kavanaugh the woman might be...

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White House sources: FBI is being blocked from vetting Kavanaugh sexual assault claims because Trump won’t order it

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 2:49pm

President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly has not asked the FBI to vet accusations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a girl while in high school. Two sources told Bloomberg News on Monday that the White House has not given a green light for the FBI to inves...

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Trump says doesn’t mind if Kavanaugh vote delayed to allow accuser to be heard

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 2:28pm

President Donald Trump said on Monday it was okay with him if the Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is briefly delayed to allow a woman accusing him of sexual assault to be heard. “If it takes a little delay, it’ll take a little delay,” Trump told reporters in the Wh...

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