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Friday, October 25, 2019
'The Problem Is We Need Some Money': Ridicule Follows After NBC Journalist Reports Rudy Giuliani Butt Dial
A pair of butt-dials by President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani set off a hilarious cascade of headlines and social media reactions on Friday after NBC News reporter Rich Schapiro recounted two voicemails discovered on his cell phone that included Giuliani apparently complaining...
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House Oversight and Reform chairman Elijah Cummings, speaks during a press conference following a House vote to authorize lawsuits to enforce subpoenas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) News
Thursday, October 17, 2019
'Huge Loss for Baltimore, Maryland, and the Nation': Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 68 Thursday from "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said in a...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former US Vice President Joe Biden participate during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
If Democrats 'Don't Have the Guts' To Battle For-Profit Healthcare Industry, Says Sanders, 'We Should Be Ashamed'
During a portion of Tuesday night's Democratic debate focused on healthcare, Sen. Bernie Sanders interjected to castigate some of his 2020 primary rivals—namely former vice president Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—for again repeating right-wing talking points against...
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President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends Turkey-Serbia Business Forum, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 07, 2019. (Photo: Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Monday, October 07, 2019
Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun
As President Donald Trump was being denounced from all political sides—both domestically and on the international stage—for his decision to rapidly withdraw troops from northeast Syria, reporting on Monday indicated Turkey has already launched bombing raids across the border in order to target the...
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Saturday, October 05, 2019
Wife of US Diplomat Claims 'Immunity' and Flees UK After Becoming Suspect in Deadly Hit-and-Run
This is a developing story... Check back for possible updates... The wife of a U.S. diplomat claimed "immunity" and fled the United Kingdom after becoming a suspect in an August hit-and-run that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn. According to Sky News , Northamptonshire police said "their initial...
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The White House at night in Washington DC. In a joint letter, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, conveyed the subpoena to White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney which requested key documents as part of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump announced last week by Speaker of the House Nancy News
Friday, October 04, 2019
Because Trump 'Has Chosen Path of Defiance, Obstruction, and Cover-Up,' Democrats Subpoena White House for Ukraine Documents
In what was widely characterized as an escalation in the official impeachment inquiry now underway, House Democrats on Friday evening subpoenaed the White House for documents and material related to an effort by the Trump administration to have the government of Ukraine launch an investigation into...
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) raise their hands during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sanders Tied for First With Biden in Nevada While Warren Edges Bernie for Second in Carolina: Poll
New CNN polls from two key early states released Sunday solidify the notion that the Democratic Party presidential primary has largely become a three-way race between Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. The new polling figures show that Sanders and Biden are tied for first place in...
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Friday, September 27, 2019
Citing 'Troubling' Refusal, House Democrats Subpoena Pompeo for Documents as Part of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
The chairmen of three U.S. House committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday for documents related to President Donald Trump's interaction with Ukraine's president. "The subpoenaed documents shall be part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the committees," wrote House...
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A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just outside the Saudi capital Riyadh. News
Sunday, September 15, 2019
US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. “It has been...
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In urine samples, residues of various plastic ingredients were found in 97 to 100 percent of the children examined. News
Saturday, September 14, 2019
German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children's Bodies
Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. Der Spiegel , the German weekly magazine, published the findings Saturday,...
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