Two red state Democratic senators to meet with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

(CNN)Two red state Democrats are scheduled to meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, highly anticipated meetings that could set the tone for where some of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats land on appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination. Heitkamp and Donnelly’s meetings come after thousands of documents…

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Sanders claim about Osama bin Laden’s phone use and journalists is untrue

(CNN)White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday falsely blamed journalists for thwarting US spying on Osama bin Laden just years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bush and the commission in 2005 blamed an August 1998 article in The Washington Times for revealing that the US government had the ability…

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Activists push back on Facebooks decision to remove a DC protest event

A number of activists and organizers in the Washington, DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event for a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va. Facebook removed the event, “No Unite the Right 2-DC,” after discovering…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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‘I’m riding the Trump wave. He’s Christopher Columbus,’ says Nevada pimp running for office

Carson City, Nevada (CNN)Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner who just days ago ousted a Republican state lawmaker in a primary, is already workshopping new campaign themes for the general election. Hof, the 71-year-old star of HBO’s “Cathouse” series and Republican nominee for Nevada’s 36th District in the State Assembly,…

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Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Faults Witness Tampering

Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday by a federal judge who said she couldn’t turn a blind eye to claims that he attempted to tamper with witnesses, adding pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager to cooperate with a U.S. probe of Russian election meddling. U.S. authorities immediately…

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NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary at Trump Tower ahead of 2016 election

Washington (CNN)Three months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York, including an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, who offered assistance to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported on…

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