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The Future Of Publishing Is Just Books About Donald Trump Forever Until You Are Dead

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:57:03 -0400

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Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig from the Washington Post are working on a book. So is NBC’s Chuck Todd.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/donald-trump-books-publishing

The White House Said Trump "Directed" The Declassification Of Key Russia Documents. He Acknowledged Today That He Didn't.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:32:35 -0400

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Instead of the "immediate declassification" of the documents referenced in a Monday statement from the White House, Trump tweeted on Friday that an "expedited" review was being sought.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/trump-declassification-order-carter-page

Mitch McConnell Told Supporters Senate Republicans Will "Plow Right Through" To Confirm Kavanaugh

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:44:01 -0400

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The nomination process is far from over, but McConnell promised that Brett Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court soon.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-kavanaugh-supreme-court-vote

Eric Holder Says That Comey Press Conference "Would Not Have Happened" Had He Been Attorney General

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:36:52 -0400

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"I would have told Jim Comey, 'You can go up there as the FBI director and try to hold this press conference, but you will leave that podium as the ex–FBI director,'" Holder said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM Friday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/eric-holder-james-comey-2020-jeff-sessions

Trump Spent This Week Slowly Dropping His Caution On The Brett Kavanaugh Allegations. He Explicitly Broke It Today.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:19:32 -0400

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From saying that a process needs to play out to tweeting that his Supreme Court nominee is “under assault” from the “radical left.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-allegations-defense-supreme

Joe Biden Is Defending How He Handled The Last Big Senate Sexual Harassment Hearing

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:16:01 -0400

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Asked how he would apologize to Anita Hill now, the former vice president said, “I’m sorry I couldn’t have stopped the kind of attacks that came to you.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/joe-biden-is-defending-how-he-handled-the-last-big-senate

New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:25:25 -0400

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“Sirs – POTUS just tweeted the below on Transgenders not being able to serve in the military in any capacity."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/new-emails-show-confusion-at-the-pentagon-after-trumps

On The Anniversary Of Hurricane Maria, The Trump Administration Doesn’t Acknowledge The Thousands Who Died In Puerto Rico

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:25:35 -0400

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Ben Carson met with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and talked about the recovery effort, without mentioning the thousands of hurricane-related deaths.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/on-the-anniversary-of-hurricane-maria-the-trump

Congress Still Hasn’t Figured Out How To Deal With Its Own Sexual Harassment Issues

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:47:30 -0400

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With the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh dominating talk on Capitol Hill, former staffers remind Congress they still haven’t passed their own legislation on sexual harassment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/congress-still-hasnt-passed-sexual-harassment-bill

Kavanaugh's Defenders Show How Much Has Changed Since Anita Hill's Testimony

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:17:48 -0400

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We have finally reached a mainstream realization that “personal” matters are inextricably connected to power, and that sexual behavior has social and political consequences.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amyrichards/kavanaugh-defenders-show-whats-changed-since-anita-hill

The Woman Who Accused Brett Kavanaugh Of Assault Still Wants To Testify, Her Lawyers Say

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:38:11 -0400

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Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford told Senate Judiciary Committee staff that it's "not possible" for Ford to testify Monday, but wanted to set up a call to talk about possible "conditions" for Ford's testimony at a later date.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brett-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-christine-blasey-ford-testify

Three Boston Hospitals Will Pay $1 Million For Medical Privacy Violations In A TV Show

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:52:42 -0400

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The feds said the show was Boston Med but it seems to have been a different show, Save My Life: Boston Trauma.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/boston-hospitals-privacy-violations-tv-show

How An App Funded By Sheldon Adelson Is Covertly Influencing The Online Conversation About Israel

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:56:25 -0400

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The Act.IL app paints itself as a grassroots initiative, but one expert calls it "advanced digital political astroturfing."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ishmaeldaro/act-il-social-media-astroturfing-israel-palestine

The Trump Administration Intends To Cut Cancer Research Funding To Pay For The Care Of Immigrant Children

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:25:29 -0400

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The number of immigrant children in government custody has skyrocketed from 2,400 in May 2017 to 12,800 as of September this year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhisubbaraman/cancer-research-cuts-migrant-children

Jeff Sessions' Latest Immigration Opinion Is Another Blow To The Independence Of Immigration Judges, The Judges Union Said

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:57:43 -0400

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In the opinion, Sessions wrote that immigration judges don't have "free-floating power" to end deportation cases.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-immigration-judges-union-says-a-new-jeff-sessions

Republicans Say The Timing Of The Kavanaugh Letter Is "Disturbing." But Here's What Actually Happened.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:25:36 -0400

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The letter’s release was much more complicated than a simple political ploy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/brett-kavanaugh-letter-timing-political

The Progressives Who Shook Up This Year’s Primaries Are Skeptical Of Joe Biden’s Politics

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:25:00 -0400

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“The blind quotes over the past few months from a series of consultants that suggest he’d run as this neo-centrist New Democrat show that he would be profoundly out of step with the direction of grassroots energy.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-president-campaign-progressive-groups

The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault Wants The FBI To Investigate Before She Testifies In Congress

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:18:54 -0400

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Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers said that while she "wants to cooperate" with the Senate Judiciary Committee, an FBI investigation "should be the first step" before a hearing currently scheduled for Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/dr-christine-ford-wants-fbi-investigation-testifying-senate

Here's What Happened To A USAID Official Who Ran Afoul Of Mike Pence

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:24:51 -0400

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A Wall Street Journal column criticizing "career staff" for getting in the way of aid to Christians in Iraq was published on a Thursday. Maria Longi lost her job on Friday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/usaid-christians-aid-iraq-pence-interference

Republicans Say The Woman Who Accused Kavanaugh Of Assault Hasn't Responded To An Invitation To Testify

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:24:59 -0400

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing to interview Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brett-kavanaugh-accuser-hearing

Trump Has Ordered The Declassification Of Documents Related To The Russia Investigation

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:17:31 -0400

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The documents include pages from the FBI application for a warrant to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/trump-orders-declassification-fisa-documents

There Will Be A Public Hearing With Brett Kavanaugh And The Woman Who Accused Him Of Assault

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:36:20 -0400

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The announcement of the hearing comes just a day after Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/brett-kavanaugh-assault-christine-ford-public-hearing

"We Believe Her": More Than 200 Alumnae Of Christine Blasey Ford's High School Have Signed A Letter Supporting Her

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:59:20 -0400

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The letter said that Ford's allegation of being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while she was a student at Holton-Arms "is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/christine-ford-high-school-alumnae-letter-support

Donald Trump, Often Quick To Attack Accusers, Said He Wants To Go Through “A Process” On Brett Kavanaugh

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:32:05 -0400

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The president is standing by his Supreme Court nominee, but so far he’s not publicly lashing out over the allegations against him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-defense-allegations-process

Senate Democrats Are Suing The National Archives To Get Brett Kavanaugh's Records

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:45:48 -0400

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Democrats have complained about the lack of access to documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the White House under former president George W. Bush.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/kavanaugh-democrats-lawsuit-documents-archives

Lucy McBath Says Her Son’s Murder Was A “Catalyst” For Her Campaign For Congress

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:55:48 -0400

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“Everything I was teaching him to be, and I thought and assumed that I was grooming him for, I’ve ended up assuming that role,” McBath told BuzzFeed News' Profile.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/lucy-mcbath-profile-interview

Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:54:52 -0400

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The proposed rule would prevent people from knowing which religious colleges discriminate against women and LGBT students.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tylerkingkade/betsy-devos-religious-exemption-title-ix-discrimination

Here’s How That Letter From 65 Women Supporting Brett Kavanaugh Came Together So Quickly

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:25:32 -0400

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A woman who has known Kavanaugh since high school told BuzzFeed News she helped organize the letter Thursday and sent it to friends in the area, following reports of a secret allegation against the nominee.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-women-letter-chuck-grassley

The Sentence That Enabled Our Endless War Turns 17 Today

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:25:43 -0400

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A single sentence, written as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, has been the legal foundation for 17 years of war.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gregorydjohnsen/60-words-aumf-endless-war-september-11

Well-Off Millennials Are All Julia Salazar. I Wish We Weren’t.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:25:26 -0400

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In a culture that lionizes survivors of challenging childhoods, many of us who grew up lucky have been embellishers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/evefairbanks/we-are-all-julia-salazar-i-wish-we-werent

Secret Letter Reportedly Contains Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Brett Kavanaugh

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:11:46 -0400

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Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. The letter, which Sen. Dianne Feinstein had kept from committee members, was referred to the FBI on Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/secret-letter-reportedly-contains-allegations-of-sexual

Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Pleaded Guilty And Will Cooperate With Mueller's Office

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:25:41 -0400

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Manafort's second trial was scheduled to start Sept. 17. Last month, a federal jury in Virginia found him guilty of eight criminal counts and hung on the rest of the charges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-dc-trial-plea

Andrew Cuomo Beat Cynthia Nixon In New York’s Intense Primary For Governor

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 01:25:30 -0400

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The governor now heads to a November race, and more speculation about his presidential ambitions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/andrew-cuomo-cynthia-nixon-primary-results-new-york

Black Women Helped Build The Democratic Party. Now Those Leaders Say They’re Being Locked Out.

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:27:44 -0400

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“I'm, like, three weeks away from going to register as an independent. I really am.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/democratic-national-committee-tom-perez-black-women-leaders

Facebook Says This Post About A Firing Squad For A Philippine Senator Doesn't Violate Its Rules

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:11:59 -0400

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The post says the execution of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a high-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is “fun to think about.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/daveyalba/facebook-says-this-post-about-a-firing-squad-for-a

Jeff Sessions Just Intensified His Attack On Judges Who Keep Blocking The Trump Administration

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:46:02 -0400

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The attorney general complained about “judges acting outside the bounds of their authority.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/jeff-sessions-intensified-attack-on-judges-national

Trump Is Preparing For Hurricane Florence With Hype, Conspiracy Theories, And Grievances

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:45:57 -0400

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“What in the world?” asked a former White House official.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/hurricane-florence-trump-response

Hundreds Of Immigrant Parents Separated From Their Children Are Getting A Second Chance At Asylum

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:39:02 -0400

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Many parents said they had been coerced into signing away their rights to seek asylum, believing it was the only way to be reunited with their children.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/trump-immigration-asylum-settlement-credible-fear

Senate Democrats Have Referred A Secret Letter About Brett Kavanaugh To The FBI

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:25:32 -0400

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The FBI added "the information" to the Supreme Court nominee's background file and sent it to the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is also expected to have been sent to the White House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/senate-democrats-have-sent-a-secret-letter-about-brett

Arkansas Just Kicked 4,000 Low-Income People Off Of Medicaid Due To A Policy Trump Pushed

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:25:30 -0400

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Under the state’s new work requirements system, for every one new person working, volunteering, or training, another 50 people lost their health insurance at the beginning of September.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/arkansas-4000-people-off-medicaid-work-requirements

Sure, Impeach Kavanaugh. But Don't Stop There.

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:18:42 -0400

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Neither Trump nor his Supreme Court pick lack legitimacy. Both are the products of an undemocratic system that enables minority rule.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidklion/impeach-kavanaugh-but-dont-stop-there

Republicans Confirmed A Lot Of Judges While Everyone Was Focused On Brett Kavanaugh

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:41:02 -0400

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A second Supreme Court seat is only part of White House counsel Don McGahn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s push to transform the federal courts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/republicans-confirmed-trump-judges-kavanaugh

A Former Roger Stone Associate Has Asked The Court To Toss Out A Contempt Order In A Challenge To Mueller

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:10:39 -0400

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If he loses on appeal, Andrew Miller could be sent to jail until he testifies before the grand jury hearing matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/mueller-roger-stone-associate-asks-court-toss-out-contempt

The Trump Administration Transferred Millions Of Dollars From FEMA To ICE Ahead Of Hurricane Season

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:39:33 -0400

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A document obtained by Sen. Jeff Merkley shows the transfer of funds by the Department of Homeland Security.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/the-trump-administration-transferred-millions-of-dollars

Secretary Pompeo Wants "Swagger" To Become His New Catchphrase Or Something

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:25:18 -0400

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"Keep on crushing it." —Mike Pompeo, secretary of swagger


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hayesbrown/mike-pompeo-swagger-instagram

More Than 2,000 Puerto Ricans Applied For Funeral Assistance After Hurricane Maria. FEMA Approved Just 75.

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:25:41 -0400

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The letter from FEMA to Sen. Elizabeth Warren was made public the same day that President Donald Trump called the federal response to Hurricane Maria “an incredible unsung success.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/puerto-rico-hurricane-funeral-assistance-fema

The Kids Who Come After 9/11

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:31:23 -0400

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Next fall, there will be voters born after Sept. 11 — a true generational divide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/the-kids-after-911

Trump Didn't Incite A Riot When He Said "Get 'Em Out Of Here" At A Rally And Protesters Were Hurt, A Court Ruled

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:35:16 -0400

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The First Amendment protects Trump “because he did not specifically advocate imminent lawless action,” a panel of federal appeals judges concluded.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-didnt-incite-riot-get-em-out-of-here-rally-court-rules

Democrats Don’t Want A Leader Like Andrew Cuomo — Do They?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:25:32 -0400

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"The only Democrat who's unscrupulous enough to out-Trump Trump.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/andrew-cuomo-new-york-primary-2020