Sen. Susan Collins Comes Out Against Health Care Bill

June 27, 2017

… to Senate Republicans, particularly Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has scrambled to garner support for the bill, which could come up for a vote as early as Thursday if the motion to proceed passes in the next day or two. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) last week also announced he would not support the bill in its current form. Every Senate Democrat has declared opposition to the legislation, and the bill will not pass if three Republican senators oppose it. The House has passed its …

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How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

… secret service probe, but Baldasaro never received any significant repercussions. And Baldasaros cameo at Trumps recent bill signing received precious little coverage on cable news. You see, they were too busy upbraiding Johnny Depp. Depp attracted the ire of the news media for disgusting comments he made about the President at Englands Glastonbury Festival Thursday evening. Can we bring Trump here? Depp asked the crowd. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? The Pirates of …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

… news,” he said over the phone Thursday. “The way that he tweets is such a new way of running both politics and running the world.” The name couldn’t be more fitting. Image: peder dinkelspiel/visionect The artwork is called “Sign of the Times,” and the screen updates through Wi-Fi every five minutes. But what happens when, or if, Trump stops tweeting? “My guess is I’ll look for the next thing to put on my wall,” he said which, he joked, …

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

… estimated earlier this year. Frankfurt is so far beating out other cities in luring business from London. Morgan Stanley is close to picking Germany’s financial capital as the EU hub for its broker-dealer business, while Nomura will also move staff there following Brexit, people familiar with the companies’ planning told Bloomberg News this week. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. also said on Thursday it will establish a subsidiary there. Frankfurt offers proximity to …

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Nicola Sturgeon to face Scottish farming leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRuth Davidson asked Nicola Sturgeon whether the Scottish government will ask for an extension to the farm payments deadline Nicola Sturgeon is to address farming leaders the day after it emerged the Scottish government has again asked for an extension to the deadline for making EU subsidy payments. The European Commission has confirmed the government wants next week’s deadline extended until 15 October. Ms Sturgeon had …

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit states. CREW spokesman Jason …

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is ‘not worried …

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‘Minority Report’ becomes reality with new Japanese law

June 17, 2017

Abe said the bill will help combat terrorism.Image: ROBICHON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Minority Report came out 15 years ago but it’s now one step closer to becoming a reality. On Thursday morning, Japanese lawmakers passed a bill that allows prosecutors to monitor and arrest terrorist groups or criminal organizations who are in the process of planning a crime, Bloomberg reported. Did precrime just come to mind? The bill is eerily similar to the premise of Minority Report, the Tom Cruise film …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration formalized an immigration policy shift on Thursday evening that was notable for what it didnt do as much as what it did. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DAPA, a never-implemented program that would have allowed some undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to stay in the country. But more significantly, it left in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a policy that President Donald Trump promised …

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Dennis Rodman just gave Kim Jong-un Trump’s key to success, and hoo boy here we go

June 17, 2017

… Rodman who has appeared on Trump’s reality show, The Celebrity Apprentice several times decided it would be wise to present the leader with the U.S. president’s greatest keys to success. On Thursday, Rodman met with North Korea Sports Minister Kim Il Guk in Pyongyang and gave him several truly epic gifts to deliver to the hermit country’s leader, including two autographed basketball jerseys, some soapsets, a mermaid jigsaw, a copy of Where’s Waldo?, and Trump’s 1987 …

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Snap’s stock price is hovering at an all-time low

June 16, 2017

Image: mashable/lili sams Own a piece of Snapchat, they said. You’ll be cool, they said. SEE ALSO: Snapchat is on a crusade to show why it’s better than Facebook (hint: size isn’t everything) If you took that advice, you’re probably not in a good place. Snap’s stock fell to its IPO price of $17 on Thursday, a significant barometer for the company since it went public. It’s been tumbling down since Snap began trading in March, when shares briefly traded …

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Pound Faces Fresh Headwinds as U.K. Political Limbo Is Prolonged

June 13, 2017

The pound looked set to be buffeted by fresh headwinds on Monday after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts of clinging to power through a loose political alliance suffered a setback. The currency slumped against most major currencies on Friday after May’s Conservative Party lost a parliamentary majority in Thursday’s election. Over the weekend, May’s office was forced to admit that it hadn’t, after all, reached a deal to govern with the support of …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… turnout. However, the prime minister has said she will not resign and will find a way to form a minority government, indicating the Conservatives will seek the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, general elections take place on the first Thursday in May every five years but there are some ways in which another election could be called. First, it could happen if two-thirds of MPs back a motion calling for an early election. It’s …

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

… mind that shes a human being, that she did serve her country, that she would never hurt anyone, Winners mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told HuffPost in a sit-down interview Thursday morning. Her parents have come to Augusta from their home in Kingsville, Texas, to stand by their daughter. The portrait they paint of her is a far cry from the profile prosecutors sketched just hours later in U.S. District Court. Authorities say Winner intentionally accessed a highly classified document about …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Election 2017: How to follow on results night – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Here’s a full guide to UK general election night on the BBC – including the key results to watch out for as the night unfolds. Television BBC One: The BBC’s election night programme gets under way at 9.55pm on Thursday, 8 June. David Dimbleby is in the presenter’s chair – the tenth time he has filled this role since his first election night as host in 1979. BBC correspondents, led by Andrew Marr, Nick Robinson, Kirsty Wark and Sophie Raworth, are at the key counts. …

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before Congress on Thursday, he will reveal painful truths about the pressures President Donald Trump put on him. He will add explosive chapters to the ongoing saga of Russias interference in the 2016 election. He may very well end up raising questions about Trumps temperament. But one thing hes unlikely to do, even the presidents critics concede, is expedite Trumps demise. Watergate did not bring Richard Nixon down overnight, said Brian Fallon, …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of Justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nations highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that …

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Brilliant man trademarks Trump toilet paper in Mexico

June 2, 2017

Image: tom pennington/Getty Images Well, it looks like former businessman Donald Trump and his team forgot to trademark the Trump name on one very important product in Mexico: toilet paper. On Thursday, The Associated Press reported that Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer from Mexico, has created a Trump brand toilet paper featuring the amazingly topical slogans, “Softness without borders” and “This is the wall that, yes, we will pay for.” SEE ALSO: This resistance …

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DIY meal delivery service Blue Apron is going public

June 2, 2017

Meal delivery service and podcast advertising staple Blue Apron filed to go public on Thursday, marking the start of its journey to become a publicly traded company. In doing so, the company officially revealed its finances for the first time. The subscription service pulled in nearly $800 million last year but lost around $55 million overall. SEE ALSO: It is really hard to be a farm-to-doorstep table food startup Despite the lack of profit, the company has been growing at a rapid clip …

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Despite Elon Musk’s optimism, Trump is poised to back out of the Paris Agreement

June 1, 2017

… Twenty-five companies, including Intel and Microsoft, have signed on to another letter arguing for the administration to remain in the pact. It will run as a full-page ad in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Bloomberg reported. The Trump administration’s move is yet another blow to Silicon Valley. The government has worked to limit and further dismantle the H-1B visa program, which companies like Facebook rely on to recruit foreign workers. The travel ban also spurred …

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Ex-CIA Director Slams Jared Kushner’s ‘Hubris’ And ‘Ignorance’

May 29, 2017

Hayden wants to chalk up the stunning plan to naivete rather than evil intentions but thats not reassuring, he said in an interview on CNN. Hayden was commenting on reports, which first appeared in The Washington Post Friday, that Kushner discussed last December establishing a secret communication channel with the Kremlin using Russian facilities without any monitoring by the U.S. Kushner emerged last Thursday as a person of interest in the FBIs investigation of Russian interference in the …

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French President Macron makes Trump’s hand pay for what its done

May 27, 2017

… but on Thursday morning the newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron, made Trump’s hand pay for what it’s done. SEE ALSO: Someone finally beat Trump at his handshake game At the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Brussels, Trump congratulated Macron on his “tremendous victory.” Then, the highly anticipated moment of truth came: The two went in for the handshake. MACRON WAS PREPARED. The French president showed tremendous strength and resilience during …

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Jared Kushner Reportedly Draws Interest Of FBI In Russia Investigation

May 26, 2017

The FBI is looking at Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of its investigation into Russias influence in the 2016 election, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday evening. Kushner met with Kislyak in December and Sergey Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, a state-owned bank, after Trump was elected, at Kislyaks request. U.S. intelligence officials have already concluded that Russia interfered in the U.S. election …

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

… investigation while weighing Comeys future at the Justice Department. I hope you can let this go, the president said to Comey, according to notes Comey reportedly wrote soon after the meeting. On Thursday,the Justice Department announced it was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. Trump attacked the appointment on Twitter, calling the investigation the single greatest witch hunt in U.S. political history. The same …

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There’s more to the story of Biden’s Clinton ‘diss’

May 22, 2017

Image: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Headlines everywhere popped up Friday morning proclaiming that former Vice President Joe Biden had called out Hillary Clinton at a conference Thursday night. Image: Washington Post Twitter certainly noticed. This was pointless. No one comes out of this looking better than if Biden had simply kept his mouth shut. https://t.co/nwThXIIb5H Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) May 19, 2017 But if you look a bit closer at what Biden said at the SALT conference …

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