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  • U.S. President: 'I Never Worked For Russia'
    Putin-linked_think_tank_wrote_plan_to_sway_2016_election_in_trump's_favor_-_documents 2019-01-14 22:43:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against U.S. interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confiscated his interpreter’s notes. Congressional Democrats raised the possibility of subpoenaing the translator. The New York Times reported on Friday that the FBI opened the investigation after Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey raised concerns that the president posed a threat t...
  • Jimmy Carter: The US Is An “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”
    Jimmy_carter-_the_u.s._is_an_%e2%80%9coligarchy_with_unlimited_political_bribery%e2%80%9d 2019-01-08 00:53:49 UTC
    <p>Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the <a href="http://www.thomhartmann.com/">Thom Hartmann Program</a> that the United States is now an &ldquo;oligarchy&rdquo; in which &ldquo;unlimited political bribery&rdquo; has created &ldquo;a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.&rdquo; Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, &ldquo;look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.&rdquo;</p><p>Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like <em>Citizens United</em>.</p><p>T...
  • Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List Of Winners
    Golden_globes_2019-_the_complete_list_of_winners 2019-01-07 07:29:25 UTC
    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) &mdash; Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:</p><p>FILM</p><p>Drama: &ldquo;Bohemian Rhapsody&rdquo;</p><p>Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, &ldquo;The Wife&rdquo;</p><p>Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, &ldquo;Bohemian Rhapsody&rdquo;</p><p>Comedy or Musical: &ldquo;Green Book&rdquo;</p><p>Actor, Comedy or Musical: Christian Bale, &ldquo;Vice&rdquo;</p><p>Actress, Comedy or Musical: Olivia Colman, &ldquo;The Favourite&rdquo;</p><p>Actress-Supporting Role: Regina King, &ldquo;If Beale Street Could Talk&rdq...
  • Golden Globe Awards 2019: Expectations High For Lady Gaga
    Golden_globe_awards_2019-_expectations_high_for_lady_gaga 2019-01-07 01:42:51 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amy Adams, Glenn Close and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday ahead of the annual Hollywood awards show, where pop singer Lady Gaga looks set to make a splash with her first movie role in “A Star is Born.” Veteran comedian Carol Burnett, “Boy Erased” nominee Lucas Hedges, and “Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez were also among early arrivals for the ceremony in Beverly Hills that kicks off the annual countdown to the Oscars in February. Gaga, fresh off an acclaimed series of new concerts in Las Vegas, is the front-runner for a best drama actress Golden Glo...
  • US Utility Company PG&E Explores Filing for Bankruptcy
    Us_utility_company_pg_e_is_exploring_filing_for_bankruptcy 2019-01-06 03:42:30 UTC
    (Reuters) - California utility company PG&E Corp (PCG.N) is exploring filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection as it faces billions of dollars in liabilities related to fatal wildfires in 2018 and 2017, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company is considering the move as a contingency, in part because it could soon take a significant financial charge for the fourth quarter of 2018 related to liabilities from the blazes, the sources said. A bankruptcy filing is not certain, the sources said. The company could receive financial help through legislation that would let it pass on to customers costs a...
  • Pelosi Plans New Legislation to Reopen Parts of US Government
    Nancy_pelosi_plans_new_legislation_to_reopen_parts_of_government 2019-01-06 03:12:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pass new legislation to try to reopen parts of the government next week after talks between the Trump administration and Democratic negotiators on Saturday failed to end a two-week partial government shutdown. President Donald Trump is demanding $5.6 billion to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico but Democrats in control of the House of Representatives this week passed a bill to reopen the government without providing additional funding for the wall. Trump says he will not sign the bill until he gets the money for the wall. After a meeting aimed...
  • GM To Cut 14,700 Jobs In Ohio, Michigan, Maryland And Ontario
    Gm_to_cut_14_700_jobs_in_ohio__michigan__maryland_and_ontario 2018-11-26 18:36:11 UTC
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors will cut production of slow-selling models and slash its North American workforce in the face of a declining market for traditional gas-powered sedans, shifting more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles. The announcement is the biggest North America restructuring for the U.S. No. 1 carmaker since its bankruptcy a decade ago. Its shares rose 7.6 percent to $38.66. GM plans to halt production next year at three assembly plants: Lordstown, Ohio; Hamtramck, Michigan; and Oshawa, Ontario. It will also stop building several models now assembled at those plants, including the Chevrolet...
  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, written with the help of more than a dozen U.S. government agencies and departments, outlined the projected impact of global warming on every corner of American society in a dire warning that is at odds with the Trump administration’s pro-fossil-fuels agenda. “With continued growth in emissions at historic rates, annual losses in some economic secto...
  • Finland's President to Trump: We Don't Rake Forests
    Finland's_president_to_trump-_we_don't_rake_forests 2018-11-19 23:34:38 UTC
    During a visit to wildfires-hit California, the US president had said Finland routinely raked its forests to foil fires. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto responded, saying he was not sure where Trump got the idea. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was left raking his memory to figure out where US President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his Finland's routine to avoid forest fires. Niinisto told Finland's Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he and Trump had discussed California wildfires during their brief meeting in Paris on November 11. <img alt="Finland&#x27;s_president_to_trump-_we_don&#x27;t_rake_forests" src="/system...
  • France to Trump: Common Decency Would Have Been Appropriate
    France_to_trump-_common_decency_would_have_been_appropriate 2018-11-14 23:04:40 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday told Donald Trump that France was the United States’ ally and not a vassal state after the U.S. president attacked him in a series of tweets that demonstrated how much their relationship had soured. Although Macron’s response was restrained, his government spokesman showed Trump’s criticism had struck a chord. When asked earlier about Trump’s tweets, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said they were posted on the day France was mourning the anniversary of militant attacks in Paris. “Yesterday was November 13, we were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” Grive...
  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat
    Democrat_kyrsten_sinema_wins_arizona_us_senate_seat 2018-11-13 02:13:52 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on for nearly a week after voters went to the polls on Nov. 6. She becomes Arizona’s first Democratic U.S. senator since 1994. Her win cemented Arizona as a swing state after years of Republican dominance. Sinema portrayed herself as a moderate who works across the aisle to get things done. McSally, a former Air Force pilot who embrac...
  • Democrats Warn Against Mueller Probe Interference
    Chuck_schumer_democrats_warn_against_mueller_probe_interference__ 2018-11-08 00:15:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew immediate criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The probe, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller under the supervision of the Justice Department, has clouded the Trump presidency. The president had long complained about Sessions recusing himself from supervising Mueller. The removal of the top U.S. law enforcement officer raised questions among Democrats concerned about the acting replacement Trump named for Sessions and what mo...
  • Europe: Trump May Double Down on "Disruptive Foreign Policy"
    %22trump_may_double_down_on_his_disruptive_foreign_policy%22 2018-11-07 20:49:17 UTC
    BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Stymied at home by Democrats determined to subvert his domestic agenda, President Donald Trump could double down on his disruptive foreign policy in the years ahead, with conflicts over trade a particular concern, politicians, diplomats and analysts in Europe said. Democrats wrested control of the U.S. House of Representatives from Trump’s Republicans in midterm elections seen as a referendum on his two-year-old presidency and closely watched around the world. The outcome gives the opposition party new powers to block Trump’s domestic agenda and step up inquiries into the former real estate mogul’s business ...
  • Democratic Victory Signifies Breaking Point in Time of Trump's Nationalism
    Democratic_victory_triggers_breaking_point_in_time_of_trump's_nationalism 2018-11-07 05:14:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted an extraordinary realignment of U.S. voters by race, sex and education. Republicans maintained their strength in conservative, rural states, while Democrats made inroads across America’s suburbs. With control of Congress, statehouses and the president’s agenda at stake, some of the nation’s top elections ...
  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Easily Won Re-Election
    Bernie_sanders_and_elizabeth_warren_easily_won_re-election 2018-11-07 01:46:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Votes were being counted across half the country Tuesday evening as the energy and outrage of the Democratic resistance faced off against the brute strength of President Donald Trump&rsquo;s GOP in a fight for control of Congress and statehouses across the nation. Fundraising, polls and history were not on the president&rsquo;s side. But two years after an election that proved polls and prognosticators wrong, an air of uncertainty &mdash; and stormy weather across parts of the country &mdash; clouded the outcome of high-stakes elections from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. Sens. Bernie Sanders of ...
  • President Obama: If We Don't Vote, Then This Democracy Doesn't Work
    President_obama-_if_we_don't_vote__then_this_democracy_doesn't_work 2018-11-05 04:05:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; No longer reluctant to speak out, former President Barack Obama delivered a closing argument for Democrats that seeks a firm check on President Donald Trump&rsquo;s policies in Tuesday&rsquo;s midterm elections. Obama and Trump offered competing visions for the country in a split screen of campaigning on Sunday, seeking to galvanize voter turnout in the fight to control Congress and governors&rsquo; mansions. Obama rallied Democrats in Gary, Indiana, on behalf of Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who faces a stiff challenge from Republican businessman Mike Braun. Later in the day, the former president campaigned in h...
  • Obama Calls Out the Far-Right Trump's GOP
    Obama_calls_out_the_far-right_trump's_gop 2018-11-05 04:03:21 UTC
    INDIANAPOLIS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energize Republicans. In a packed day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections, Trump continued a blitz of rallies urging voters to keep his Republican Party in control of Congress, while Democrats appeared to notch a win in their efforts to halt the spread of misinformation online. Twitter Inc said it had deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts post...
  • Hateful U.S. Politics Target Minorities and Immigrants
    Cynical_politics_of_hate_targeting_immigrants_and_minorities 2018-11-02 17:57:53 UTC
    Last week, several top Democrats were targeted by pipe bombs, two black Americans were killed in what appeared to be a racially-motivated murder, and a terror attack against Jewish Americans in their place of worship that left 11 people dead. Are American growing more violent? Are they regressing into something akin to what we saw in the 1960s, an era marked by assassinations, civil unrest, and political chaos? Has the cocktail of guns, polarization, and alienation made mass shootings a permanent feature of American life? Read the responses of seven experts below: <blockquote><hr class='grey-line'><h4>Joanne Freeman, author of <a ...
  • Parkinson's may get its start not in brain but in appendix
    Parkinson_may_get_its_start_not_in_brain_but_in_appendix 2018-10-31 21:29:40 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers reported Wednesday. Why? A peek at surgically removed appendix tissue shows this tiny organ, often considered useless, seems to be a storage depot for an abnormal protein — one that, if it somehow makes its way into the brain, becomes a hallmark of Parkinson’s. The big surprise, according to studies published in the journal Science Translationa...
  • Democrats more energized ahead of midterms
    Democrats_are_more_energized_ahead_of_midterms 2018-11-01 01:27:30 UTC
    The entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey, who offered crucial support to President Barack Obama during his 2008 rise, will campaign Thursday for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who is attempting to become the nation’s first black female governor. Obama plans to campaign Friday for Abrams in Atlanta and in Miami to boost Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor. On Sunday, the former president will be in Gary, Indiana, for Sen. Joe Donnelly, who is among the most endangered Senate Democrats, and in his hometown of Chicago for J.B. Pritzker, who is the favorite in Illi...
  • Hate Crimes in Trump Era
    Hate_crimes_in_trump_era 2018-10-29 01:42:06 UTC
    The 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, the suspected mad bomber who sent possible explosive devices to Democrat leaders attended repeated campaign rallies for Donald Trump and embraced a range of virulent right-wing fringe causes. He’s a true believer in Trump, according to his social media pages. In another crime, the suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and that he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents. Trump delivered these lines after the attack: "There must be no tolerance for anti-Semitism in Amer...
  • Obama rallies Democrats in Wisconsin, says GOP and Trump “making stuff up”
    Obama_rallies_democrats_in_wisconsin__says_gop_and_trump_%e2%80%9cmaking_stuff_up%e2%80%9d 2018-10-28 19:49:22 UTC
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office in a fiery speech that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speech was one of Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although the former president was careful to never mention Trump by name Friday. Obama cited a recent Trump comment that he would pass a tax cut before the November election. Obama then told the crowd in a Milwaukee high school gymnasium that “Congress isn’t even in session. He just makes it up.” Obama’s visit in Milwaukee was to urge people to vote for Wisconsin’...
  • A "MAGA" Terrorist Identified As Mail Bomb Suspect
    _maga_terrorist_identified_as_mail_bomb_suspect 2018-10-26 21:17:34 UTC
    The 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, the suspected mad bomber who sent possible explosive devices to Democrat leaders attended repeated campaign rallies for Donald Trump and embraced a range of virulent right-wing fringe causes. He&rsquo;s a true believer in Trump, according to his Facebook Page. The Brooklyn born suspect was arrested at an auto parts store in the nearby city of Plantation. Court records show Sayoc has a history of arrests for theft, illegal possession of steroids and a 2002 charge of making a bomb threat. When he filed for bankruptcy in 2012, he recently lived with his mother. <blockquote><img alt="A_%22maga%22_terrorist_id...
  • U.S. judge in Trump Foundation case rebuffs political bias defense
    U.s._judge_in_trump_foundation_case_rebuffs_political_bias_defense 2018-10-25 19:15:39 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge said on Thursday that she would not entertain arguments that political bias was at the heart of a case alleging the president unlawfully used his charity to help his 2016 campaign and to benefit his businesses. “I don’t want to get involved with that,” New York Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla said at a hearing that focused on a motion submitted by President Donald Trump’s lawyers in August asking the judge to dismiss the case on the grounds the lawsuit was politically motivated and arguing Trump and his children did not break any laws. <i>Reporting by Nathan Layne in New York; Editing b...
  • FBI investigating 10 suspicious packages
    Fbi_investigating_10_suspicious_packages 2018-10-25 19:15:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mail-bomb scare widened Thursday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages — two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro — and said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. None of the devices exploded, and no one was injured. But the packages, sent to prominent Democrats critical of President Donald Trump, heightened nationwide tensions and fears two weeks before major congressional midterm elections. <blockquote><img alt="Fbi_investigating_10_suspicious_packages" src="/system/images/22293/or...