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Midterms looked horrible for GOP. Then Kavanaugh happened (Opinion) - CNN
Jack Kingston, a CNN political commentator, is a Republican from Georgia who served in Congress from 1993 to 2015. He has been a senior adviser to Donald Trump's campaign since 2016 and is a lobbyist in Washington. The views expressed in this commen…
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10 hours ago by evansthompson
Kavanaugh impeachment? How it might work if Democrats take the House. - The Washington Post
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has been confirmed. So what comes next? via Pocket
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10 hours ago by evansthompson
Grassley says he would not allow Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020 - The Washington Post
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that he would not allow a Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020, a position that puts him at odds with the Senate’s top Republican on an issue that has inflamed parti…
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10 hours ago by evansthompson
The Post Office wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon and other shippers
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9-12% increase to the shipping service used by Amazon, just months after President Donald Trump criticized the USPS for giving too good of a deal to Amazon. via Pocket
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Chinese spy chips would be a ‘god-mode’ hack, experts say - The Verge
Chinese operatives allegedly poisoned the technical supply chain of major US companies, including Apple and Amazon by planting a microchip on their servers manufactured abroad, according to a Bloomberg report today. via Pocket
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Brett Kavanaugh FBI report: Everything we know about the investigation and confirmation vote.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, the Senate announced that the FBI had concluded its background investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh and that it had received the results. The White House has made up its mind a…
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13 days ago by evansthompson
Stopping China from planting microchips in American electronics for espionage will be nigh impossible.
Cybersecurity is full of hard problems, but perhaps none so difficult as securing the supply chain for our electronic devices. via Pocket
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13 days ago by evansthompson
The image of Julian Assange grows darker by the day - The Washington Post
Julian Assange faces deepening isolation as his asylum at Ecuadorian Embassy in London is well into its seventh year. The new president of Ecuador is showing exasperation with Assange’s presence, and the embassy has restricted his Internet access an…
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. - The Washington Post
By Shamus Khan Shamus Khan Bio Follow Shamus Khan, the chair of the sociology department at Columbia University, is the author of “Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School.” September 28 Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the wh…
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Brett Kavanaugh allegations: Prep-school elites take care of their own
These are the key players to know before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh addresses the multiple sexual assault allegations against him. USA TODAY The whores on the hill. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Conway: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’ - POLITICO
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway startled CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday by saying she herself was a victim of sexual assault. "I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
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By the numbers: After the hearings, 51% of people said they are less likely re-elect their senators. And people found Dr. Christine Blasey Ford more believable (50%) and credible (48%) than Kavanaugh (44% for both. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress  - The Washington Post
Canada agreed late Sunday to join the trade deal that the United States and Mexico reached last month, meeting negotiators’ self-imposed midnight deadline designed to allow the current Mexican president to sign the accord on his final day in office …
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Statue of Matilda facing down Donald Trump unveiled near Roald Dahl's home
The statues, which depicts Matilda Wormwood looking defiant with hands on hips in the face of the US president, have been installed to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of the children's book Matilda. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Is compassion fatigue inevitable in an age of 24-hour news? | News | The Guardian
We have never been more aware of the appalling events that occur around the world every day. But in the face of so much horror, is there a danger that we become numb to the headlines – and does it matter if we do? By via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
How Did the Climate Apocalypse Become Old News?
There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are still roiling northern Sweden, 21 of them. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by evansthompson
Russian hackers accessed US electric utilities' control rooms - CNET
Hackers working for Russia were able to gain access to the control rooms of US electric utilities last year where they could have caused blackouts, federal officials tell the Wall Street Journal. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Releases Tape of Trump Discussing Hush Money for Playboy Model - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, escalated his dispute with the president on Tuesday by releasing a secret recording of a conversation in which Mr. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Paul Manafort Trial: Manafort Dunks Lawyer Note in Coffee - The Atlantic
Paul Manafort lumbered into the courtroom, his movements as stiff as you would expect of a man who now sleeps on a concrete bed. Over the years, Manafort constantly explored novel methods for preserving his youth, for tending to the details of his a…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Putin’s Soccer Ball for Trump Had Transmitter Chip, Logo Indicates - Bloomberg
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gift of a soccer ball to U.S. President Donald Trump last week set off a chorus of warnings -- some of them only half in jest -- that the World Cup souvenir could be bugged. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump Discussing Payoff to Playboy Model - Towleroad Gay News
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded at least one conversation with Donald Trump two months before the election in which he discussed payoffs to Stormy Daniels with the then candidate. The recording was swept up as part of the FBI rai…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Trump slowly starts to realize his North Korea gambit is failing | MSNBC
Publicly, Donald Trump pretends his policy toward North Korea is a historic success. The Republican president has assured the American public that he’s “solved” the problem posed by the rogue nuclear state, to the point that North Korea is no longer…
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Trump's adult sons are costing taxpayers a fortune as they gallivant around the world doing private business deals
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. cost taxpayers $250 000 in one month of travel last year in Dubai. The information was gathered by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) using Secret Service documents that the Freedom of Informati…
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12 weeks ago by evansthompson
Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Monday to strip the security clearances of top former officials who criticized his refusal to confront Russia over its election interference, signaling a willingness to use the powers of the presidency to r…
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12 weeks ago by evansthompson
Secret Service agent traveling with Trump dies in Scotland
Since President Trump took office, the secret service has spent almost $150,000 on golf cart rentals. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Trump arrived in Scotland Friday evening to massive crowds of protesters. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago by evansthompson
A 64-year-old put his life savings in his carry-on. U.S. Customs took it without charging him with a crime. - The Washington Post
A 64-year-old Cleveland man is suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection after agents strip-searched him at an airport in October and took more than $58,000 in cash from him without charging him with any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed th…
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may 2018 by evansthompson
In 1948, Palestinians lost land. But not to Israel. - The Washington Post
The May 9 The World article “A modest opening for new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem” described what the Palestinians call the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as the anniversary of the date on which Palestinians “lost their land when the Israeli state was creat…
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may 2018 by evansthompson
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