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MSNBC connects dots on Kushner — and draws a straight line to campaign propaganda by Russians on Facebook

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 10:42pm
Reacting to the blockbuster report that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law reportedly tried top set up a secret communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, an MSNBC panel connected the dots showing Jared Kushner is likely up to his neck in involvement with the Russ...

National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 10:22pm
The former National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski has died Friday at a hospital in northern Virginia. His daughter, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski announced the news late Friday and tweeted out family photos of her family. Brzezinski was born in Poland and w...

Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events

BBC News - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 10:08pm
Vigilance is urged over the first bank holiday weekend with the threat to the UK at its highest level.

CAR: Tension high among civilians as violence surges

Al Jazeera - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 10:06pm
Tens of thousands fled the town of Bria after heavy fighting broke out this week in Central African Republic's south.

‘He played me for a fool’: Kentucky Trump supporter laments he should have voted for Hillary

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 9:59pm
In a heartbreaking interview, one Kentucky voter for President Donald Trump revealed that he believed it when Trump told voters he would fight for them. Now, however, Trump is cutting programs that help people like him survive while jobs are scarce. Wesley Easterling noted that Trump had a kind of &...

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, Dies at 89

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 9:23pm
Mr. Brzezinski, who guided Mr. Carter during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, had decades of influence in global affairs.

Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa

BBC News - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 9:22pm
Saturday also marks the end of US President Donald Trump's foreign tour.

Russia’s Sputnik news correspondent quits in furious tweetstorm attacking agency for only wanting ‘propagandists’

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 9:16pm
Sputnik correspondent Andrew Feinberg‏ quit the Russian-state “news” organization Friday morning — unleashing a tweetstorm,  attacking the outlet for demanding he ask questions that were favorable to Russian President Vladimir Putin and for asking him to keep a right-wing conspirac...

Alabama’s GOP governor restores voting rights for thousands by fixing racist ‘moral turpitude’ law

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 9:12pm
The governor of Alabama has signed into law a bill that will restore voting rights for some victims of racial discrimination. Governor Kay Ivey signed The Definition of Moral Turpitude Act to deal with the continued harm of past Alabama racism. The Huffington Post recounted the shameful history of &...

Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: sources

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 8:33pm
U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. Those contacts include...

Former Russian Trump aide seeks immunity deal to testify before Congress: NYT

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 8:16pm
Russian oligarch Oleg V. Deripaska, who once had close ties to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, has offered to talk to the congressional committees investigating Trump’s Russia ties. He’s seeking full immunity to aid in the investigation. A Friday New...

Mild in Mideast, Trump Is All Elbows in a Europe Eager to Jab Back

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 8:14pm
The president played the statesman in the Middle East, but has switched to a familiar role, disrupter, as he joins the Group of 7 meeting, getting headlines like “Boor in Chief.”

‘No good reason’: Ex-Bush attorney general slams Kushner for attempt at secret backchannel to Russia

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 8:11pm
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey explained Friday that there was no need for President Donald Trump’s top aide Jared Kushner to set up a secret back-channel with Russia. “Can you come up with any good reason why the top advisor to the president-elect, his son-in-law would want or ...

Their Government in Chaos, Brazilians Fear the Joke Is on Them

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 8:08pm
President Michel Temer has grown so unpopular that some in Brazil believe the coach of the national soccer team, or a clown named Grumpy, would be better choices.

‘Game-changer’: MSNBC panelists explain magnitude of ‘devastating’ Kushner revelations

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:57pm
Tonight’s breaking news that Jared Kushner allegedly sought to set up a secret backchannel communication system with the Kremlim is rocking the White House as the Memorial Day weekend begins. Panelists on MSNBC were dumbfounded by the latest revelations about Donald Trump’s campaign and ...

Dalit vs Thakur: Who is behind the simmering conflict?

Al Jazeera - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:57pm
What is behind the caste violence in Saharanpur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh?

New Emoji is a Meaningful Symbol for Indigenous Australians

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:38pm
Twitter’s addition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags comes in time for the 50th anniversary of a vote to include the communities in the national census.

Inquiry sought into ISIL escape under Khalifa Haftar

Al Jazeera - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:37pm
Awaqir tribesmen demand answers to how escape from Derna and Benghazi was possible through Haftar-controlled areas.

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:36pm
Despite President Trump’s efforts to curtail resettlement, the State Department’s move could result in a near doubling of refugees entering the country.

White House agrees to detail ethics waivers on former lobbyists

The Raw Story - Fri, 26 May 2017 - 7:30pm
The White House will comply with a request from the U.S. government’s ethics agency to provide information on which former lobbyists are working in the administration, an administration official said on Friday. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), said in a let...
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