Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them as far as North America. …

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Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

June 19, 2017

(CNN)Rambunctious third-graders filled a classroom in Seattle on a crisp autumn day. One of the students dropped his backpack, and horror ensued. Weiser treated that third-grader’s gunshot wound while completing a fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Washington in 2011. “That would have an impact in the home — where, again, properly secure it — but even if the child or young adult does find the gun, they can’t use it because …

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A warning to Washington from Kansas

June 17, 2017

… credit rating intact, which was not the case in Kansas. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The legislation passed last week provides an additional $293 million in school funding, dollars that will help make up for the neglect that forced four of the state’s poorest districts to sue their own state government. Leaders in Washington should take note: constituents notice when programs they rely on every day are targeted. Call it tax reform, call it tax cuts, but it is no longer simple …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

June 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there is no indication …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… concerned about their own safety are now talking about the need to conduct political debate in a more civil way. Many connected the shooting rampage to the fearsome tone of current political rhetoric, since the shooter, James Hodgkinson, from Illinois, left anti-Trump screeds on his social media page. “The poisonous atmosphere in Washington and the polarization in our country causes warped, twisted minds to do terrible things,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN on Thursday. …

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Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack

June 14, 2017

In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors wrote they wanted to send a message to deter other would-be vigilantes from committing similar acts after the next internet-inspired conspiracy theory. Edgar Welch is apprehended on Dec. 4 after firing a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. The assault weapon used at Comet Ping Pong in Washington. In a separate sentencing memo from Welchs defense team, they wrote that their clientmade an incredibly …

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NBC Has A Right To Book Alex Jones, But Does It Have A Good Enough Reason?

June 14, 2017

… itd be rigged, he said. I knew she was lying to me. I knew she was deceiving. I knew it was a giant hit piece. Jones said the only way he could fail was to not do the interview. He said he warned NBC they were walking into his trap by sitting down with him. Jerome Corsi, a leading proponent of the racially fueled birther conspiracy theory aimed a former President Barack Obama, now Infowars Washington bureau chief, speculated that Kelly could have been assigned to interview Jones as part of a …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor, even as US Cabinet officials said their blockade is hurting the campaign against ISIS. In doing so, the President’s tone, if not his message, clashed with his most senior national security officials, highlighting the often mixed messages emerging from his administration since the Qatar crisis began Tuesday. …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

… team and Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team. Cooke was also building the Los Angeles Forum indoor arena, and had an ownership interest in the Washington Redskins American Football team. But as often happens with a new business idea, two rival camps of sports entrepreneurs emerged. It meant that a duelling, politically combative pair of leagues came alive at the same time, both seeking control of the marketplace and of the game. Image copyright Mikey Rito/Courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times Image …

May 27, 2017
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Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

… funnel millions of dollarsto two Washington lobbying firms from 2010 to 2014. The FBI also is reportedly investigating activities of Trumps ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign advisers Carter Page and Roger Stone, and top White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. There was no indication that the FBI has sought to question Deripaska for its investigation, the Times reported. Related Coverage Report: Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire On …

May 27, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

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May 27, 2017
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Sean Hannity Clams Up On Live TV As His Conspiracy Theory Falls Apart

… linking Russia to the Trump campaign. The change in tone came just hours after Hannity continued to peddlea retracted Fox News story on his radio program. The thinly sourced story, which was also removed from Fox News website, pushed a conspiracy theory linking the slain former Democratic National Committee staffer to WikiLeaks. Police suspect Rich was fatally shot in a robbery attempt while he was walking in his Washington, D.C., neighborhood last July. As for my job here at the Fox News …

May 24, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Takes From Safety Net, Gives To Military

Washington President Donald Trump wants Congress to cut food stamps and other anti-poverty programs in order to pay for more military spending and a border wall, according to a budget proposal the White House will formally unveil on Tuesday. Trumps budget for fiscal 2018, a summary of which the administration released late Monday, would plow the savings from welfare cuts into higher military spending and deficit reduction. It also adds $2.6 billion more for border security, including $1.6 …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… to their definition, not the other side’s definition.” Trust One of the most difficult challenges facing Trump is trust between the two parties involved, according to former US Envoy to the Middle East, Dennis Ross. Ross, a William Davidson distinguished fellow and counselor at the Washington Institute, helped establish the 1995 Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the 1997 Hebron Accord. A part of both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton …

May 22, 2017
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Philippines’ Duterte looks to strengthen ties with trip to Moscow

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will depart on an official five-day visit to Moscow Monday, as part of an effort to realign his country’s foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States. Under Duterte, who took office in June 2016, the Philippines has made overtures toward Beijing and Moscow — seeing the countries as a source of much-needed investment — and away from the US, which, despite a mutual defense treaty, Duterte regards as unreliable and …

May 22, 2017
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Seth Meyers on Paul Ryan and keeping up with the news cycle

(CNN)Seth Meyers may have issued an on-air invite to House Speaker Paul Ryan, but the “Late Night” host is not holding his breath waiting for the RSVP. Being turned down by prospective Republican guests is nothing new for Meyers. Back in October, just weeks before Donald Trump would win the election, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” did four nights of shows from Washington D.C. and found it difficult to book Republican guests — despite, as Meyers put it, …

May 22, 2017
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Three people fall from ferris wheel ride in Washington

(CNN)Three people, including a child, fell an estimated 15 feet from a ferris wheel ride at a festival in Port Townsend, Washington on Thursday, according to a fire official. The three people had been in the same cart on the ferris wheel, which had been set up for the Rhododendron Festival at Memorial Field. The cart abruptly flipped and sent the three passengers up in the air, heading backwards towards the ground, said Bill Beezley, a public information officer with the East Jefferson Fire …

May 19, 2017
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Alex Jones Forced To Apologize To Yogurt Maker

… thousands of followers. After settling the suit, Jones apologized and retracted the story Wednesday. Jones, facing multiple lawsuits earlier this year over the fake Pizzagate pedophile story, previously apologized for his websites involvement in spreading a falsified report that inspired an armed manto target a Washington, D.C., pizzeria in December. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmail Jeet 2 PRO Lifetime Email jeet is a mail marketing softwareData JEO Monthly …

May 18, 2017
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Trump Finds It Harder To Recruit Talent As His Scandals Pile Up

Washington A White House in a downward spiral, as a key Republican senator called it, is making an already daunting task even harder: persuading qualified candidates to take important administration jobs. Hundreds of key posts at the Department of Defense and the State Department remain unfilled heading into the fifth month of Donald Trumps presidency because of his insistence on personally approving all top hires. And the hiring crunch started before the most recent stretch of controversy …

May 17, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

Other lawmakers and policy experts gathered at Washingtons Four Seasons Hotel focused on defending the Barack Obama-era status quo against President Donald Trumps onslaught, rather than on proposing ambitious new ideas. In her scathing remarks, Warren portrayed a Washington compromised by the largesse of big corporations and the ultra-rich long before Trump came to power. The former bankruptcy law professor and originator of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decried the armies of …

May 17, 2017
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Artist Projects ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Message On President’s D.C. Hotel

Robin Bell, a Washington-based artist known for his political projections, said the work was meant to highlight benefits Donald Trumpcontinues to reap since his ascension to the presidency, including revenue generated at his D.C. hotel. The artwork, which went up around 10 p.m. local time, quickly spread on Twitter before it was shut down by hotel security. Staff reached at Trump International Hotel declined to comment about the messages. Liz Gorman Liz Gorman Legal experts have said …

May 16, 2017
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