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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Donald Trump has given his daughter and son-in-law prominent White House jobs, steers lobbyists and political groups seeking his favor toward using his Pennsylvania Avenue hotel, and even successfully pushed the U.S. government to host the next G-7 meeting at his own golf resort, which will put tens of millions of American tax dollars into his own cash registers next June. read more


Black Americans are roughly twice as likely as their white counterparts to express doubts about participating in the 2020 census, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released Friday. read more


A federal judge's ruling on Friday temporarily blocked a Florida law giving felons who have completed their sentences their voting rights back only after they've fully paid their fines, fees, and restitution. read more


Et tu, Mulvaney? read more


Parliament will sit on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. The PM has been trying to convince MPs to support the agreement he secured with the EU, ahead of what is expected to be a knife-edge vote in the Commons. read more


Friday, October 18, 2019

"Mark Zuckerberg won't take Americans' privacy seriously unless he feels personal consequences. Under my bill he'd face jail time for lying to the government," Sen. Ron Wyden said. read more


Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Bruce Lee's daughter made a direct appeal to China's National Film Administration for changes to her father's controversial portrayal in the film. Now, the movie's China backer Bona Film Group is said to be frantically working with Tarantino on a new cut to salvage the release. read more


Who is we? if We control the oil then why are we paying $2.61/gallon for gas? We is a group of corporations and kingdoms none of whom are beholden to the American people. read more


White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's walk-back of comments indicating the Trump administration held up aid to Ukraine to ensure it investigated issues related to the 2016 election was not "the least bit credible," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Friday. read more


Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday the Russians are currently "grooming" a Democrat running in the presidential primary to run as a third-party candidate and champion their interests.


The organizers of the "March for Trump" claim a bus line tried to kill their rally by not showing up. But the bus company says it was never paid thousands of dollars. read more


The hashtag #BedBugSummit was trending on Twitter Friday after users promoted a past allegation of bed bugs at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, in the wake of his decision to hold the Group of 7 (G7) summit at his property. read more


China continued its grind to more moderate growth in the third quarter as investment slowed, providing little upside for a global economy flirting with its first recession since 2009. read more


Amid behind-the-scenes details of his explosive reporting on Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, Ronan Farrow's new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators claims that American Media Inc. (AMI), the former publisher of the National Enquirer, tried to help Donald Trump bury allegations he raped a teenager in 1994. read more


The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high. read more


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