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Source: Common Domain

Democrats Take a Page From GOP: Target the State Houses

Today 13:42 GMT

Democrats are quietly fighting their biggest political battle in a decade for state legislative races as they aim to flip control of up to a dozen chambers.

The GOP advantage in some states is so big that the Democrats’ goal is simply to dilute a supermajority in a state chamber, rather than flip control. Borrowing a playbook Republicans used during the 2010 tea party-powered GOP wave, Democratic groups are preparing to spend more money on state legislative contests than they have in the last four election years combined.

Source: Fox News

Nancy Pelosi Challenged on Infamous 'Crumbs' Remark, Collusion Evidence at Town Hall

Today 13:42 GMT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was confronted at a CNN town hall event Wednesday night on her "crumbs" remark and on the public evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.

'She Holds a Mystical Power Over Them': Tucker Asks Why Dems Are Afraid to Oppose Pelosi. 'So Inhumane': Pelosi Scolds Trump, Claims He Called Undocumented Immigrants 'Animals'. Pelosi commended the man, but said he was a "rarity" and that most businesses had not taken similar steps. Jillian Mele noted on "Fox & Friends" that at least 542 companies have announced bonuses, raises or additional benefits since President Trump signed the tax law.

Source: The Guradian

Stephen Colbert to Trump: 'You are living proof that karma does not exist'

Today 13:42 GMT

“Right now, as we tape this show, President Trump is in New York City having dinner with supporters,” Stephen Colbert began.

Late-night hosts on Wednesday discussed Trump’s attempts to coin his FBI conspiracy “Spygate,” the gubernatorial primaries in Georgia, and the Trump administration’s move to reverse a hunting ban. “Right now, as we tape this show, President Trump is in New York City having dinner with supporters,” Stephen Colbert began.

Source: Fox News

GOP threatens to torpedo August recess, keeping vulnerable Dems off campaign trail

Today 07:03 GMT

Their articles take you inside the halls of Congress, and cover the spectrum of policy issues being introduced, debated and voted on there.

The biggest question buzzing around Capitol Hill now is whether the Senate will cancel or shorten that recess – and meet anyway. President Trump initiated this year’s fretting over a canceled recess with a tweet:. “The Senate should get funding done before the August break, or NOT GO HOME.

Source: Common Domain

Macron to Silicon Valley: Embrace Europe’s Regulations

Today 04:18 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron ratcheted up tensions with U.S. tech giants Thursday calling on them to embrace Europe’s regulation of topics ranging from taxation to privacy to artificial intelligence, because Washington is failing to do so.

“The U.S. model is no longer sustainable because there is no political accountability,” Mr. Macron told at a tech conference in Paris just hours before Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was due to take the same stage. The broadside—which Mr. Macron introduced by saying “I will be very blunt with you”—is part of a broader political backlash in Europe and elsewhere against the power and influence of a handful of global tech titans.

Source: NBC News

House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

Today 07:03 GMT

House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention.

Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer.

Source: The Guradian

Why did Hillary Clinton endorse Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon?

Today 09:59 GMT

Of course, it’s possible Clinton’s name has become so toxic her opposition will actually help Nixon, in which case, progressives should thank her. Intentionally or not, opposition from such unpopular establishment figures as Clinton and Christine Quinn will only help the activist and Sex and the City actor make a case for herself as the reformer Albany needs.

Imagine my shock, then, when she emerged from a period of relative dormancy to endorse a conservative man over a liberal woman: Clinton has backed the incumbent Andrew M Cuomo over his challenger Cynthia Nixon in New York’s Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Source: Fox News

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Can Trump lawfully investigate his investigators?

Today 09:59 GMT

This past weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that his presidential campaign may have been the victim of spies or moles who were FBI informants or undercover agents.

Because the Trump campaign met with Russian intelligence officials offering campaign assistance, implicit in that investigation is an inquiry into whether the Trump campaign invited foreign interference and agreed to accept or facilitate it.

Source: CBS News

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward

Today 01:33 GMT

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona's Republican Senate primary when one audience member said it was a shame disgruntled conservatives couldn't send "both of you" to Washington.

The man wasn't just talking about Arpaio, but the other Arizona conservative icon who was there that night promoting her rival Senate campaign, former state Sen. Kelli Ward.

Source: CBS News

Commentary: The plot against Donald Trump

Today 09:59 GMT

It's easy to get the basic gist of the Deep State conspiracy theory, which posits that the FBI and CIA ginned up a devious plot to help Hillary Clinton and hurt Donald Trump.

When this failed, the plot continued under the auspices of various Trump appointees, eventually metastasizing into Robert Mueller's probe. The Obama administration weaponized the security services, spied on the other party's candidate, and essentially invented the collusion story in an effort to elect Hillary Clinton.

Source: New York Times

‘This Is His Turf’: Cynthia Nixon Works a Tough Convention Crowd

Today 09:59 GMT

It was a more than fitting welcome for Ms. Nixon into a convention hall in the tight grasp of her rival, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Ms. Nixon herself sat through the presentations in the second row, alongside a handful of campaign aides and Jumaane D. Williams, the Brooklyn city councilman who is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, and who, like Ms. Nixon, has the Working Families Party’s backing.

Source: The Guradian

'They throw mud': new PM facing up to messy world of Italian politics

Today 09:59 GMT

The man nominated as Italy’s prime minister may be respected in the legal and academic realms but he is far-removed from the complex, messy world of Italian politics - something that is of mounting concern to his parents.

Italian media reported that he is a fan of John F Kennedy, with his WhatsApp profile containing a quote from the assassinated US president: “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

Source: The Guradian

Joint effort: cannabis lobby heads to Washington to woo US lawmakers

Today 09:59 GMT

More than 200 cannabis industry leaders descended upon Washington this week in the hopes of persuading the US Congress to embrace the growing movement for marijuana legalization.

Sporting pins with a green cannabis plant at the center, the marijuana business owners and advocates bustled between the hallways of the House and Senate, meeting with hundreds of congressional offices and rallying on the Capitol lawn over a three-day lobbying tour organized by the National Cannabis Industry Association.

Source: The Guradian

John McCain: film portrait of an ‘American hero’ skirts hard questions

Today 09:59 GMT

The Kunhardts stressed that they consciously set out to locate the film in the present tense – “We wanted to capture the living John McCain, not the dead John McCain,” as Teddy put it.

John McCain was being filmed on the porch of his home in Sedona, Arizona, looking happy and relaxed despite the mortal battle he is waging with brain cancer, when he uttered the words that are certain to go down in the annals of American political history.

Source: The Guradian

Parkland survivor David Hogg aims to 'create the NRA – except for the opposite issues'

Today 09:59 GMT

In the past three months, David Hogg has helped organize a protest march that mobilized hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

The real impact of Hogg and his fellow Parkland students’ activism will depend almost entirely on what happens in November’s midterm elections – whether he and other teenage gun violence prevention activists can deliver on their vow to get National Rifle Association-backed candidates voted out of office.

Source: The Guradian

Saudi Arabia: women's rights activists arrested before lifting of driving ban

Saturday 19:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Preakness Stakes 2018: Everything you need to know

Saturday 19:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Greece Steps Closer to Completing Bailout Review

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Simon Yates increases Giro d’Italia lead with stunning stage 15 victory

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: New York Times

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Justify Wins Muddy, Foggy Preakness Stakes

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: New York Times

A Trinity of Opinions on the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: Global News

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress may have been a ripoff

Today 20:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

S&P Global Moves to Start Ratings Business in China

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: NBC News

J Balvin drops new album 'Vibras,' redefines how Latin artists crossover to the U.S. music scene

Today 20:04 GMT
Source: Reuters

China scolds U.S. for withdrawing invite to naval drills

Today 09:59 GMT
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Today 05:13 GMT
Source: NBC News

Trump lawyer Cohen met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower, source says

Today 20:05 GMT
Source: New York Times

Oil Prices Reverse Their Rise, and Drivers May See Relief

Today 20:05 GMT

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