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Supreme Court Halts Deposition Of Commerce Secretary In Challenge To Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:41:33 -0400

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The court did, however, allow the deposition of a senior Justice Department official and other discovery to proceed at this time.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-halts-commerce-secretary-deposition-census

Trump Tweeted Out A Map Of Air Pollution. Here’s What’s Wrong With It.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:25:44 -0400

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There are a few things wrong with the president’s claim that the US has the “Cleanest Air in the World — BY FAR!”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/trump-air-pollution-tweet

Despite Trump’s Tweets, The Pentagon Has Not Received Any Orders To Send Troops To The Border

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:38:28 -0400

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Over the course of his presidency, Trump has often threatened to use military force at the US–Mexico border, but it is still unclear what that would look like.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/despite-trumps-tweets-the-pentagon-has-not-received-any

We’re Tracking Misinformation About The Migrant Caravan Headed To The US

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:43:09 -0400

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Misinformation about the migrant caravan started as soon as it entered the news cycle.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/were-tracking-misinformation-about-the-migrant-caravan

Barack Obama Is Back On The Campaign Trail And Back In A Box

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:36:32 -0400

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“That is not how America works. That is how some tin-pot dictatorship works."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/obama-midterm-elections-vegas-jacky-rosen-senate

Immigrant Recruits Are Having Their "Loyalty" Questioned For Following Lawsuits Against The Pentagon

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:00:30 -0400

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“I was shocked seeing it in under ‘loyalty issues.’ How is this disloyal to the United States?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/immigrant-recruits-are-having-their-loyalty-questioned-for

“We Would Know”: Caravan Migrants Have No Idea What Donald Trump Meant With His “Middle Easterners” Tweet

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:53:10 -0400

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The president’s claim that the caravan had been infiltrated was news to the Honduran migrants traveling north.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/karlazabludovsky/trumps-claims-of-middle-east-infiltration-met-with-confusion

Elizabeth Warren Demands An Investigation Into American Ex-Soldiers’ Assassination Campaign In Yemen

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:28:02 -0400

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The senator’s request comes after BuzzFeed News uncovered the targeted assassination program carried out by American veterans on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/elizabeth-warren-investigation-mercenaries-assaassination-ua

In Florida's First Gubernatorial Debate, Andrew Gillum Had To Explain How He'd Deal With Donald Trump

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:04 -0400

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The state's gubernatorial candidates met for the first time Sunday night, in a debate that set the stage for the final weeks of a heated midterm campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/andrew-gillum-ron-desantis-florida-gubernatorial-debate

In A Marathonlike Dash, 7,200 Central Americans Stream Into Southern Mexico

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:12:24 -0400

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A dozen buses of Mexican riot police waited along the highway but took no action to stop the caravan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/karlazabludovsky/caravan-honduras-mexico-immigration-trum

They've Walked A Long Way To Mexico. Now They're Waiting To See If They Can Get In.

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:18:03 -0400

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Some members of the caravan took rafts across the muddy river that divides Guatemala and Mexico, but most insisted Saturday on waiting for permission to cross legally.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/karlazabludovsky/immigration-caravan-waiting-mexico-guatemala-suchiate-rafts

Some Of Trump’s Judicial Nominees Have Private Twitter Accounts They Aren’t Sharing With The Public

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:25:28 -0400

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Nominees have to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about “published writings.” Some disclose Twitter and Facebook accounts. Others don’t.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judicial-nominees-private-twitter-accounts

The Government Has Decided It Was A Bad Idea To Ask Immigration Attorneys To Submit To A Credit Check

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:15:49 -0400

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Attorneys feared it was a way to keep immigrant minors from obtaining legal representation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-immigration-attorneys-children-detained-credit-check

Federal Prosecutors File The First Charges Alleging 2018 Russian Election Interference

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:37:09 -0400

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“The Conspiracy has a strategic goal, which continues to this day, to sow division and discord in the U.S. political system ... including the upcoming 2018 midterm election.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/first-charges-alleging-2018-election-interference

Paul Manafort — Suffering From “Significant” Health Issues — Will Be Sentenced Feb. 8

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:09:09 -0400

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Manafort appeared in court Friday in a wheelchair. His lawyer asked to expedite the sentencing process, citing Manafort’s health issues.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-health-issues-wheelchair-sentencing-february

Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:25:39 -0400

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"I feel they should retract their story. There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/apple-tim-cook-bloomberg-retraction

Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro Suggested Without Evidence That Jared Kushner May Have Had A Role In Jamal Khashoggi’s Likely Death

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:07:46 -0400

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Castro later clarified on Twitter that he didn’t “intend” to accuse Kushner of “orchestrating anything.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/democrat-castro-suggests-kushner-hit-list-khashoggi-killing

A West Virginia Democrat Is Running An Angry Populist Campaign Against Everyone And It's Working

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:31:52 -0400

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Richard Ojeda rose up through West Virginia’s teacher strikes, and now he wants to take on Washington and everybody in it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/richard-ojeda-west-virginia-midterm-elections-populist

Black Voters Are Underrepresented In This Year’s Biggest House Races

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:36:00 -0400

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In nine of the closest House races, less than 2% of voting-age citizens are black.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johntemplon/black-voters-underrepresented-in-biggest-midterms

Democrats Voice New Doubts About Trump After Pompeo Learns Little About Khashoggi's Disappearance

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:46:56 -0400

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“What is the point of the Secretary’s trip if not to find facts?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/trump-khashoggi-pompeo-conflicts-hotel

Trump's Beloved Rust Belt States Look Grim For Republican Governors

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:00:16 -0400

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Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania are nowhere near as promising for Republicans as they seemed in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/trump-midwest-governor-elections-ohio-pennsylvania

Trump Is Planning A New Rule To Let Federal Contractors Fire Employees For Religious Reasons

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:25:35 -0400

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Previous presidents have banned discrimination and allowed a very narrow exemption for religious reasons. Now President Donald Trump is planning to expand that loophole.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-new-rule-federal-discrimination-fire-lgbt

Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke’s Likely Final Senate Debate Got Heated

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:09:43 -0400

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“Well, it’s clear Congressman O’Rourke’s pollsters told him to come out on the attack,” Cruz said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-senate-debate-honesty

Dennis Hof, A Pimp And Trump-Inspired Politician, Has Died. This Is How His Campaign Embodied Politics In 2018.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:12:50 -0400

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Hof, 72, was following a path into Republican politics that would’ve been unthinkable just a few years ago.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/dennis-hof-nevada-bunny-ranch-dead-assembly-campaign

The Politician Accused Of Liking Bigfoot Erotica Apparently Liked A Number Of Offensive Facebook Pages

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:10:02 -0400

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"Denver does not remember liking some of these pages or being a part of these groups," a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News about the Republican candidate's current and former "likes" of racist, sexist, and trollish Facebook groups.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/politician-accused-of-liking-bigfoot-erotica-accused-of

Suburban Women Are Fed Up With The Republican Party And Could Drive A Blue Wave

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:25:24 -0400

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If there's a Democratic sweep in November, politically moderate suburban women will be a big reason why. "Now I’m Democratic," said one Michigan woman. "I’ve never been before."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/democrats-blue-wave-midterms-suburban-woman-voters

Here's Why The US Has Been Cozying Up To Authoritarians In Eastern Europe

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:43:07 -0400

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From meetings with Hungarians to considering a Balkan border change, Wess Mitchell is credited with shifting policy to counter Moscow. Is it working?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/russia-hungary-trump-policy-wess-mitchell

Washington Democrats Think Michael Avenatti Is A Nuisance. He Thinks They’re Out To Get Him.

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:25:35 -0400

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The media-friendly lawyer inserted himself into the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation — and he’s tired of getting any blame.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/michael-avenatti-brett-kavanaugh-2020-president

A Federal Judge Has Dismissed Stormy Daniels' Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:07:25 -0400

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Daniels also must pay Trump's "reasonable attorney's fees," should he ask that she do so, the court ruled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/federal-judge-dismisses-stormy-daniels-defamation-lawsuit

President Trump Just Questioned Human-Made Climate Change In A TV Interview. Scientists Are Disturbed And Disappointed.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:48:33 -0400

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Climate scientists called Trump’s climate comments “disturbing,” “nonsense,” “disappointing,” and “sad.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/trump-denies-climate-change-60-minutes

For The Families Of A Border Patrol Agent's Alleged Victims, The Pain Doesn't Stop

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:35:26 -0400

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"The one thing all the articles mention is the victims were prostitutes. As if that makes her less of a victim."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/border-patrol-murders-laredo-families

Trumpism Isn't Working In Two States Trump Won

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:25:34 -0400

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The Pennsylvania and Ohio Senate races look to be out of reach for Republicans, no matter how much Trump tries to motivate voters in the states he won in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-senate-races-pennsylvania-ohio-midterms

14 Close-Call Elections That Prove Voting Actually Matters

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:08:10 -0400

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Sometimes an election comes down to a handful of votes...or a deck of cards?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/alanamohamed/election-came-down-to-just-one-vote

Manhattan Republicans Are Defending Their Invitation To A Violent Far-Right Group

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:08:10 -0400

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Friday's speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes was “a bit edgy,” the club conceded, while a past president mourned the decline of an “Upper East Side genteel club.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/ew-york-gop-defends-proud-boys

The First Openly Transgender Nominee For Governor Says Democrats “Should Use Identity Politics”

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:59:07 -0400

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“With what’s happening today, we all have to fight harder for what’s right and what is just — and you can call that identity politics, you can call it anything you want, but it’s the right thing to do," Christine Hallquist told BuzzFeed News' Profile.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/christine-hallquist-transgender-vermont-governor-profile

Michael Wang Didn’t Get Into Harvard. He Thinks It’s Because He’s Asian.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:25:21 -0400

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A new generation of Chinese Americans is teaming up with a white conservative activist to end affirmative action. If their lawsuit against Harvard goes forward, they could get their wish.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/estherwang/chinese-americans-harvard-affirmative-action-asian-americans

As Hurricane Michael Roared In, Some Expensive Air Force Jets Had To Be Left Behind

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 01:28:04 -0400

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“All of those hangars are damaged. We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/hurricane-michael-devastation-tyndall-air-force

Using Project Veritas As A Source Is Still Causing Headaches For Federal Prosecutors In Washington

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:51:27 -0400

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Prosecutors argue they didn’t intentionally mislead a judge and defense lawyers in withholding dozens of videos secretly recorded by Project Veritas during Inauguration Day protest-planning meetings.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/project-veritas-inauguration-day-protests-prosecutors

Our Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia Needs To End

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:25:38 -0400

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Here's a foreign policy fight progressives should embrace. It’s realistic, popular, and morally correct.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/evanhill/end-special-relationship-with-saudi-arabia-khashoggi

Lawmakers Are Asking For A Copy Of A Memo That DHS Secretary Nielsen Used To Justify Family Separations

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:25:29 -0400

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has repeatedly denied that the administration had a policy to separate families at the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/lawmakers-are-asking-for-a-copy-of-a-memo-that-shows-dhs

Voting Rights Is Now The Central Fight In Georgia’s Governor Race. Stacey Abrams Is Ready.

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:14:20 -0400

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The fight over 53,000 voter applications is something Abrams prepared for.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-georgia-voting-rights-brian-kemp-governor

Inside The Covert Group Of Lawyers Working To Fight The “Chilling Effect” Of Trump’s Abortion Policy

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:17:36 -0400

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The group has been working under the radar for nearly two years to include and implement exceptions to what they refer to as Trump’s “global gag rule.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/lawyers-fight-donald-trump-abortion-mexico-city-policy

Stacey Abrams And Andrew Gillum Are Showing Democrats How To Win Back Young Black Voters

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:40:00 -0400

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Liberal groups are pouring money into learning how to turn out young people of color, and what they’re finding looks a lot like the Democrats running in Georgia and Florida.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-andrew-gillum-young-black-voters-turnout

John Kelly Called Elizabeth Warren An "Impolite Arrogant Woman" In An Email

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:25:32 -0400

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“blah blah blah,” Kelly, then serving as the secretary of homeland security, wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/john-kelly-called-elizabeth-warren-an-impolite-arrogant

Trump’s Latest Group Of Judicial Nominees Is A Jab At Dianne Feinstein And Kamala Harris

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:57:51 -0400

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The White House rebuffed recommendations from the California Democrats for nominees for the 9th Circuit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judicial-nominees-dianne-feinstein-kamala-harris-9th-c

The Bitter Rivalry Between Turkey And Saudi Arabia Is Muddying What US Officials Think They Know About The Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:27:18 -0400

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia each have a stake in undermining the other, complicating Washington's search for answers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mikegiglio/us-response-khashoggi-turkey-saudi-consulate

Washington State's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, The State's Supreme Court Rules

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:31:37 -0400

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Those inmates on death row now will have their sentences converted to life imprisonment, the state's justices ruled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/washington-states-death-penalty-is-unconstitutional-states