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Lee Carter

Democratic Socialism Rising Among Millennials

The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists.

November 13, 2017
Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

Trump ‘Not Invited’ To Paris Climate Summit

Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting carbon emissions in June. The pact calls for capping global warming at “well under” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, and 1.5 C if possible.

November 8, 2017
Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Bush Sr. Voted For Clinton, Called Trump A ‘Blowhard’

The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove’s forthcoming book “The Last Republicans,” represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office.

November 5, 2017
Robert Mueller

First Charges Filed In Special US Probe On Russia Meddling: Report

The approval of the charges — details of which remain unclear — would mark a major step forward in the sweeping investigation into potential links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential vote.

October 29, 2017
Callista Gingrich

Gingrich Wife Confirmed To Vatican Embassy

The next US ambassador to the Vatican is no veteran diplomat: Callista Gingrich is the third wife of Newt Gingrich, the former leader of the 1990s Republican revolution who has reaped rewards for backing Donald Trump.

October 18, 2017
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Trump Says He Has Killed Obamacare

President Donald Trump declared Monday that his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature reform and expansion of the US health insurance system is defunct, after he cut subsidies to insurers. “Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone,” he told reporters.

October 17, 2017
trump

Hustler Publisher Offers $10 Million For Dirt On Trump

Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $10 million Sunday for dirt to help remove from office US President Donald Trump, in a full page ad in the Washington Post. “I do not expect any of Trump’s billionaire cronies to rat him out, but I am confident that there are many people in the know for whom $10 million is a lot of money,” he said in the ad.

October 16, 2017
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy statement

Harvey Weinstein Expelled By Oscars Academy: Statement

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Harvey Weinstein, it said on Saturday, amid mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations against the disgraced Hollywood mogul. An emergency meeting of its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority,” it said in a statement.

October 15, 2017
Bob Corker

Jousting With Trump Online, Senator Calls White House A ‘Daycare Center’

The highly unusual exchange seemed to come out of nowhere on a rainy Sunday morning that Trump began in the White House before skies cleared and he headed to a nearby golf course. Corker, a respected moderate who once supported Trump, has emerged in recent months as one of the president’s most outspoken Republican critics.

October 9, 2017

Negotiating With North Korea A Waste Of Time: Trump

Only hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials are in exploratory contact with their North Korean counterparts, Trump appeared to undercut his top diplomat by declaring on Twitter that any talks would be futile.

October 2, 2017
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

Justice Gorsuch Under Fire For Trump Hotel Speech

Denouncing it as a conflict of interest and apparent display of political support, which is prohibited by the Constitution, activists, lawyers and academics have unsuccessfully sought the cancellation of Gorsuch’s speech at a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel.

September 30, 2017
Russia

Senate Republicans Pull Plug On Latest Obamacare Repeal Bid

Grim-faced lawmakers, who hoped to hold the vote this week, made the announcement shortly after a Republican luncheon in which senators discussed the impasse, and possible future paths forward for their efforts to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s landmark 2010 health care reforms.

September 27, 2017

North Korea Says Trump Has Declared War

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly to “totally destroy” North Korea if it launches an attack.

September 26, 2017

Protesters Chanting ‘Nazis Out’ Hit AfD Vote Party

Protests broke out in several German cities against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany which became the first nationalist party to win dozens of seats in parliament since World War II.

September 25, 2017

US Warns N.Korea Will Be ‘Destroyed’ If Threats Continue

With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and then confer Thursday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting.

September 18, 2017
Alabama

Trump Tweets GIF Of Himself Hitting Clinton With Golf Ball

The US leader spoke Saturday night with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In, pledging joint “steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea,” according to the White House. Trump’s own account of the conversation, which kicked off an unbridled salvo of early morning tweets, struck a less diplomatic tone.

September 18, 2017
Trump

Trump Warns North Korea Of ‘Overwhelming’ Options

Standing before a B-2 stealth bomber and a vast US flag, Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at North Korea warned that advanced US weaponry could make the souls of America’s enemies “crumble.” Addressing several hundred air force personnel after reviewing some of America’s most high-tech fighters jets and bombers, Trump warned that Pyongyang had “once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community.”

September 16, 2017
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Donald Trump Jr Questioned By Senate Investigators

President Donald Trump’s eldest son was questioned at length behind closed doors Thursday by Senate investigators over possible connections between his father’s 2016 campaign and Russia. Donald Trump Jr, who serves as executive director of the Trump Organization, avoided news cameras and reporters and entered a meeting in the US Capitol complex with investigators of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

September 8, 2017

US Says N. Korea ‘Begging For War,’ Pushes For Tougher UN Sanctions

US Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council that Washington will present a new sanctions resolution to be negotiated in the coming days, with a view to voting on it next Monday. “Only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy,” Haley told the meeting Monday called by the United States, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea.

September 5, 2017

Train Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derails, Catches Fire In Tennessee

A train carrying a flammable, toxic compound that poses respiratory risks derailed in Tennessee and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of 5,000 residents from a nearby town.

July 2, 2015

New York Escaped Convict Shot Dead By Police: Reports

One of two convicts who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison was shot dead by police Friday after three weeks on the run, according to media reports.

June 26, 2015
Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch Setting Exit From Media Empire

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as chief executive of the media-entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox and hand the job to his son James.

June 11, 2015