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Indiana congressman's 8-page chauffeur memo revealed

Today 13:36 GMT

Rokita, who’s running a competitive race for a Senate seat next year, has in recent weeks traded insults with Republican challenger Rep. Luke Messer, who, in response to the memo, joked on Twitter that his drivers needed to stop at a local pizzeria to pick up a pizza he already will have ordered on his own.

Prepare a cup of black coffee, make sure his toiletries are organized, have a camera charged and clean the car of any garbage — these are all things an aide must do before picking up Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita from his home each day.

Source: NBC News

Is Kid Rock popular enough in Michigan to win?

Today 13:36 GMT

Kid Rock, the provocative musician who calls himself the “Pimp of the Nation” and peppers his lyrics and political rhetoric with unprintable language, wouldn’t exactly be a typical Senate candidate.

Related: Trump’s Approval Rating Stands Below 40 Percent in Three Key Midwest States. A new NBC News/Marist poll shows that 36 percent of registered voters in Michigan have a favorable opinion of Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie.

Source: NBC News

Former GOP congressman says if leaders are silent, 'they wear the cap'

Today 13:36 GMT

After the events of the last week, when violent clashes broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Trump faced bipartisan repudiation for his responses, one former member of Republican leadership has warned that if political leaders stay silent on what's happened, “they wear the cap.”. “Over the last seven months, there’s been ample opportunity to disagree with the president on many issues,” said former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts, who was previously the first African-American elected state-wide in Oklahoma, on Sunday’s “Meet The Press.”. “This is not a time for us to be afraid of being tweeted.

Source: Washington Post

Even in red states, liberal candidates are climbing into power in the nation’s cities

Today 13:36 GMT

Birmingham’s August 22 primary is one of dozens of 2017 races where progressive candidates are trying to climb into power, knitting together community organizers, new activists and the remnants of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.)

In that time, Democrats have been locked out of national power, further diminished in state legislatures and wiped out in rural America. That has left the increasingly blue cities and suburbs as the obvious places for Democrats to attempt to rebuild.

Source: Reuters

Special Report: Refiner Valero's secret campaign against U.S. biofuels mandates

Today 13:37 GMT

They include an upstart gas station owners' trade group, a former Obama administration environmental adviser and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a refiner and served as U.S. President Donald Trump's special advisor on business regulation - until he resigned Friday amid allegations of a conflict of interest.

(Reuters) - U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.

Source: CBS News

Sen. Tim Scott questions Trump's ability to lead if "moral authority remains compromised"

Today 13:36 GMT

Republican Senator Tim Scott is calling into question President Trump's ability to lead the country following his divisive comments on violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, saying his moral authority has been "compromised." "As we look to the future, it's going to be very difficult for this president to lead if, in fact, that moral authority remains compromised," Scott said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday.

Source: The Guradian

The US government destroyed the Ku Klux Klan once. They could do it again

Today 13:37 GMT

These acts, known as the “Ku Klux Klan Acts,” targeted the Klan for acting murderously to prevent African-Americans from exercising their rights as citizens. President Ulysses S Grant pushed the legislation through Congress and called on the Army to help federal officials “arrest and break up bands of disguised night marauders.”

The violence did not end altogether, but the Klan was no longer a formidable player in American politics, nor would it be until 50 years later, when the second Klan rose in the 1920s.

Source: BBC

Qantas chief to campaign for Australia same-sex marriage

Today 13:36 GMT

"From my reading, it would appear that Alan Joyce is very much part of a network trying to subvert the federal parliamentary process around the issue of marriage equality," the intruder, Tony Overheu, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.. Polls in recent years have shown a majority of Australians support same-sex marriage.

In May, Mr Joyce vowed to press charges against a man who struck him with a pie over his support for same-sex marriage, which is not legal in Australia.

Source: CBS News

Everything Congress needs to get done this fall

Today 13:37 GMT

Congress returns after Labor Day, following a month-long recess, and members will be facing a load of must-pass legislation.

Congress might attach a clean debt limit increase (i.e., an increase with no strings attached) to a CR and suspend it for a few years as it's done in previous situations, or suspend it for a few extra months to allow for a more comprehensive negotiation over the federal budget and debt.

Source: Global News

Trudeau, Irish PM march in Montreal Pride parade

Today 13:36 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking part in Montreal’s Pride parade on Sunday afternoon, alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

Revellers will then be invited to Parc des Faubourgs for a dance party and closing show featuring Manny at 10:30 p.m.. READ MORE: Security increased for Montreal Pride parade in wake of global attacks. This year’s parade is the largest ever held in the city with 7,000 artists and performers entertaining the crowds.

Source: Common Domain

No, Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but yes, he's increasingly alone

Today 13:36 GMT

In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation.

They’ve demonstrated something else as well: Like other embattled presidents, including even Richard Nixon at the height of Watergate, Trump continues to hold the support of a hard core of determined backers.

Source: CBS News

Claire McCaskill reaches out to rural areas during recess

Today 13:37 GMT

Sen. Claire McCaskill is spending the August recess trekking through Republican strongholds in rural Missouri as she gears up for what's expected to be a fierce battle for a third term.

Although McCaskill likely still enjoys strong support in the predominantly Democratic metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, where she once served as a county prosecutor, the changing demographics signal that might not be enough.

Source: Reuters

Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls

Today 13:36 GMT

Vietnam's president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity.

Vietnam's government has stepped up a crackdown on activists this year, but despite the arrest and sentencing of several high profile figures, there has been little sign of it silencing criticism on social media.

Source: CBS News

Transcript: Sen. Tim Scott on "Face the Nation," August 20, 2017

Today 13:36 GMT

JOHN DICKERSON: To talk about the week and address these issues- these larger issues of presidential leadership, we're joined by Republican Senator Tim Scott.

SENATOR TIM SCOTT: That means that as we look to the future, it's going to be very difficult for this president to lead if, in fact, that moral authority remains compromised.

Source: The Guradian

The Once and Future Liberal reviews: identity and the American body politic

Today 11:45 GMT

“Liberals should bear in mind that the first identity movement in American politics was the Ku Klux Klan,” he wrote, adding: “Those who play the identity game should be prepared to lose it.”

Like so many other straight white male academics of a certain age, he is preoccupied with the excesses of political correctness on American campuses today. Unfortunately, he also resembles his colleagues in his inability to peer over ivy-covered walls to give us an accurate vision of the world beyond his classroom.

Source: Common Domain

After violence in Charlottesville, cities rush to take down monuments as white supremacists gear up to fight

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump to be greeted by thousands of protestors when he arrives home in NYC

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: Reuters

Japan PM sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: NBC News

Trump's Charlottesville moment was a long time coming, hate group experts said

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Two top CEOs quit Trump advisory panel over Charlottesville controversy?

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

North Korea's Kim to assess 'foolish Yankees' before deciding on Guam missile attack

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Charlottesville car attack suspect James Fields previously accused of beating mother

Tuesday 06:06 GMT
Source: CBS News

9/11 victim fund granted contracts worth millions to official's law firm

Sunday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: BBC

FTSE chief executives' median pay 'down almost 20%'

Today 13:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The night Captain Beefheart drove me into the hills in a red Corvette

Today 03:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

With new allies and approaches, California lawmakers try again to confront high prescription drug prices

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 13:36 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte