It Is Accomplished
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As Gandhi never quite said, First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win. I remember one of the first TV debates I had on the then-strange question of civil marriage for gay couples. It was Crossfire, as I recall, and Gary Bauer’s response to my rather earnest […]
Stephen Colbert went to Russia to ‘announce’ his 2020 run for president
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For Russian ears only: Stephen Colbert is running for president of the United States in 2020. In an appearance Friday on the Russian late-night show “Evening Urgant,” “The Late Show” host sat on the other side of the desk for once, bantering with ...
Jo Cox MP honoured with Commons plaque
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The memorial was designed by her children Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four.
Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn 'inspired' by young voters
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The Labour leader follows Craig David on the Pyramid Stage, for a speech two weeks after the election.
PENCE MEETS KOCH...
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PENCE MEETS KOCH... (First column, 1st story, link)
TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story...
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TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story... (First column, 3rd story, link)
Why Wawa won’t let food stamp recipients buy a sandwich on toasted bread
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It’s a standard sign at many convenience and grocery stores around the country, usually posted near the prepared food line and aimed at customers paying by Electronic Benefits Transfer, the debit card for food stamps. But when an economics professor posted a photo of the sign at a Pennsylvania Wawa to Twitter, thousands reacted with […]
Melania Trump Hires White House Chief Usher From the Family Business
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The first lady chose Timothy Harleth, the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, tapping the close network of family employees.
REFUGEES TO US CUT IN HALF
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REFUGEES TO US CUT IN HALF (Main headline, 1st story, link)
Universal health care bill stalls in California...
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Universal health care bill stalls in California... (First column, 4th story, link) Related stories:PAPER: 'The plan is dead'...
What's Wrong With The Democrats?
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If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.
Court rules that 4 million people can sue Mike Huckabee over robocalls promoting Christian film
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Approximately 4 million people who received robocalls from former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) promoting the Christian holiday film “Last Ounce of Courage” are eligible to join a class action suit, the Daily Beast reported Saturday night. Residents from Nebraska to Oklahoma received a maile...
How Democratic timidity may have helped Trump get elected
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Today, Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous have a blockbuster behind-the-scenes story about how the Obama administration handled the Russian effort to manipulate the 2016 presidential election, one that is both shocking and maddening. Reading it, one can’t avoid the conclusion that if it had happened during a Republican administration, things would have gone […]Related:Open ThreadHappy Hour RoundupHow Trump and Republicans may get away with hurting millions of peopl
Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch
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Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation.
Could Trump’s White House tapes ruse actually get him in legal trouble?
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President Trump and former House speaker Newt Gingrich have both now admitted, for all intents and purposes, that Trump's ruse about possible White House tapes was meant to influence James B. Comey's public comments. In an interview Friday with Fox News, Trump congratulated himself for the ploy. “Who knows, I think his story may have changed,” […]
Hank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels: Inside Their Defiant Politics - RollingStone.com
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RollingStone.comHank Williams Jr. and Charlie Daniels: Inside Their Defiant PoliticsRollingStone.comWhether through media coaching or good old common sense, most of the current generation of stars – conservative and liberal alike – are savvy enough to navigate their way around talking politics, having witnessed the Dixie Chicks' swift, severe ...
The surprising GOP holdout on the Senate’s health bill
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One of Obamacare’s harshest critics isn’t sold on the repeal bill.
Michael Brown’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for over $1M
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The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents.
GOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood
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Republicans are speeding toward a fight over defunding Planned Parenthood that threatens to blow up their healthcare legislation. The Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare would cut off federal funding for the organization for a year ...
The Church of CrossFit
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Gyms and other secular communities are starting to fill spiritual and social needs for many nonreligious people.
Republicans May Kill Their Own Healthcare Bill By Bringing Back The Individual Mandate
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Republicans complained about the individual mandate in the ACA for seven years, but on Monday, they are going to put a provision in their bill requiring people to buy their crappy no coverage health insurance. The problem is that adding a requirement for coverage would violate the reconciliation rules and for the bill to need […]
Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says
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World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number's "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day." A quarter of those who have died are children.
Court Dismisses Charges Against Pro-Life Activists...
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Court Dismisses Charges Against Pro-Life Activists... (First column, 2nd story, link)
Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan
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Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.
A Surprising Number Of Men In Washington State Aren’t Registered For The Draft. That’s A Felony
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Federal officials say nearly one out of six young men in Washington state are committing a felony, and they might not even know it. Their crime? Not registering for a nonexistent military draft.
Jo Cox's children to unveil memorial plaque in parliament
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Coat of arms – designed by Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four – will be installed as part of a ‘family day’ in CommonsJo Cox is to be honoured by having a coat of arms unveiled in parliament by her two children on Saturday.Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, designed the plaque in memory of their mother, the MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire who was murdered last year. It will be installed in the Commons chamber as part of a “family day” in parliament. Continue reading...
Lynching of J&K DSP fuels public anger, Hurriyat stays mum
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Hundreds of relatives and sympathisers visited the family home of the slain police officer Mohd Ayub Pandith on Saturday as anger seemed to boil over the brutality of the bloodshed.
‘I thought they were going to gun us down’: White nationalists disrupt Florida racial justice seminar
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A group of white supremacists barged into a racial justice training course in south Florida on Saturday, frightening organizers and attendees — who believed they were about to get shot in a Dylann Roof-style assault. On Saturday, social justice educator and activist Lutze Segu hosted a racial ...
Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers
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Senator Dean Heller could be a swing vote on his party’s health care bill. His majority leader wants his help. His governor wants him to bring it down.
Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers
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Senator Dean Heller could be a swing vote on his party’s health care bill. His majority leader wants his help. His governor wants him to bring it down.
How Twitter Pornified Politics - New York Times
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New York TimesHow Twitter Pornified PoliticsNew York TimesBecause, while reading a cover story in New York magazine, it occurred to me that Twitter is the political pornography of our time: revealing but distorting, exciting but dulling, debasing to its users, and, well, ejaculatory. It's bad for the soul and ...
How the Senate bill could send the health insurance market into a death spiral
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Senate Republican leaders unveiled their health-care bill Thursday morning, after weeks of crafting it behind closed doors. The bill keeps some popular parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as the provision preventing insurance companies from charging people more or denying them coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and eliminates some unpopular parts, such as the […]
Heller comes out against Senate GOP health care bill
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The Nevada Republican did leave the door open to supporting the bill if changes are made.
Jordan Wolfson Evades the Politics of His Violent Images - Hyperallergic
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HyperallergicJordan Wolfson Evades the Politics of His Violent ImagesHyperallergicThe three videos that Wolfson screened all incorporate images easily associated with current political trends and topics, but seemingly only for decorative purposes. In “Animation, masks” (2012), a clichéd caricature of an Orthodox Jewish man mouths a
On Modi's Portugal stopover, a boost for startups
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Portugal, the first bilateral visit by any Indian PM to the country, saw him and his counterpart, Antonio Costa, launching a unique startup portal called the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) in Lisbon.
Message for Trump in Modi’s huddle with CEOs
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Cisco CEO John Chambers, among others, will exchange thoughts with Modi at a meeting being organised in Washington DC. Indian origin Silicon Valley CEOs likely to attend include Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen, Mastercard’s Ajay Banga, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen.
Dropping Like Flies: US Marine F-35s Software Malfunction Grounds More Jets
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“Some anomalies” with the F-35B’s Autonomous Logistic Information System (ALIS) forced the US Marines in Yuma, Arizona, to “temporarily suspend” F-35B operations, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing said on Friday. The root of the problem involves “maintenance codes not being reflected properly in the system,” the Marine Corps statement noted.
Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice
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As the end of the Supreme Court term approaches, rumors of retirement have ramped up around Justice Anthony Kennedy, a pivotal judge who often bridges a gap on the bench between conservatives and liberals. The Associated Press and CNN reported Saturday on ...