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5 major issues dominating the midterm elections: ANALYSIS

Today 18:10 GMT

The 2018 elections are a sprawling affair, with some 500 federal and gubernatorial races up for grabs in what’s routinely being described as one of the most consequential midterm elections in recent history.

Yet the issue will come back in force after the election, regardless of who controls Congress, with Trump pushing for border-wall funding in the lame-duck congressional session.

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Source: The Guradian

Republicans break ranks with Trump over Saudi dissident’s death

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Scorn and disbelief at Saudi Arabia’s official explanation of the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi mounted over the weekend, despite US president Donald Trump dubbing Riyadh’s belated confession that he had died “credible”.

Florida senator Marco Rubio called the Saudi account of the journalist’s death “bizarre” and slammed authorities in Riydah for their lack of transparency. Riyadh said the journalist was killed in a “fist fight” as part of a rendition attempt gone wrong, after denying for weeks that he had come to any harm in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Source: ABC News

Cruz, O'Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics: Texas Senate showdown

Today 16:20 GMT

In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris ahead of the November midterm election, opening up about presidential ambitions, the politics of immigration and President Donald Trump.

Our opportunities, our needs -- behind," O'Rourke said, in a veiled reference to the unsuccessful presidential campaign that Cruz -- Texas's junior senator -- ran in 2016. "I want to make sure that I'm there -- every single day, for every single one of us.”

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Source: The Guradian

Nicola Sturgeon quits BBC event over Steve Bannon invitation

Today 18:09 GMT

Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of a conference being jointly hosted by the BBC next month after learning that Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon had been invited to take part.

“We consider it our journalistic responsibility to share and scrutinise a range of relevant viewpoints within the framework of a balanced debate,” a spokesperson added.

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Source: The Guradian

Canadian deported despite having served for US military

Today 18:09 GMT

A Canadian army captain who fought alongside American troops in Afghanistan, and who is married to a former officer in the US air force, has been deported as Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policies continue to break apart military families.

Canadian authorities later vacated the conviction and Furman says he was told by US immigration officials as recently as 2016 that it was no barrier to his application for a green card after he married his wife Cynthia in 2014.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says

Today 16:20 GMT

Donald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide.

She added: “The world’s press would welcome a clear statement from the US government that it remains committed to the rights of journalists everywhere to do their work without fear of violence or repression.”

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Source: New York Times

Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

Today 18:09 GMT

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

The Trump administration has sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military and has legally challenged civil rights protections for the group embedded in the nation’s health care law.

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Source: The Guradian

'Toxic Christianity': the evangelicals creating champions for Trump

Today 18:09 GMT

According to Bill Leonard, professor of church history at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, the context to white evangelicals hitching their wagon to Trump is “panic at the precipitous decline of Christianity” in US society.

They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!”. Falwell told the Guardian that Trump was a “good moral person, a strong leader, a tough leader – and that’s what this country needs”, and that support among white evangelicals was solid in the run-up to the midterms. “The sentiment is there, it’s going to come down to turnout,” he said in an interview.

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Source: Washington Post

House Democrats’ hope for wave election diminishes as Republicans rebound

Today 18:09 GMT

Democratic hopes for a wave election that would carry them to a significant House majority have been tempered in recent weeks amid a shifting political landscape and a torrent of hard-hitting attack ads from Republicans.

At stake is the fate of the Trump presidency — whether Democrats will gain the power to investigate his administration and thwart his agenda, or if emboldened Republicans will fulfill the president’s vision for the nation, from building a border wall to repeal of the Obama-era health-care law.

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Source: Fox News

Khashoggi death account not ‘credible,’ lawmakers across aisle say

Today 18:09 GMT

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were fired up by Friday’s report that Jamal Khashoggi, the activist and writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey earlier this month, had been killed in a fight, as reported by Saudi state media.

“Saudi Arabia has had 2 weeks to get its story straight about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and ‘a fistfight that led to his death’ was the best they could do?” Warren tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump should be holding the Saudis accountable – not pushing their propaganda.”

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Source: Common Domain

Now it’s Scaramucci’s turn to give inside look at Trump White House in new book

Today 16:20 GMT

More from inside the Trump White House: From book deals to midterm strategy: Possible motivations behind writing the anonymous New York Times op-ed

It was less than six months before the 2016 election and Donald Trump was aboard his private jet, en route to a campaign rally in Albuquerque, NM — but politics were the farthest thing on his mind. In front of him on a table were the scattered contents of three large banker boxes stuffed with papers and files.

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Source: Fox News

In Nevada, Trump says Democrats want to turn US into Venezuela

Today 18:09 GMT

Trump told the crowd that it would be the election of “Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, tax cuts and common sense.”

“Democrats want America to become -- it’s not even they want it but that’s what’s going to happen -- Venezuela,” he said. Trump made his remarks at the latest in his series of Make America Great Again rallyies, this one in Elko, Nevada.

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Source: Common Domain

Mitch McConnell harassed at restaurant as fellow diners come to his defense

Today 18:09 GMT

This incident is just another in a long line of encounters in which protesters have confronted Trump administration officials such as Department of Homeland Security Chief Kristjen Nielson, Senator Ted Cruz, former EPA head Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, to name a few.

It all started when the two were out at popular Cuban restaurant Havana Rumba on Friday and some angry diners decided to approach their table, including the man in this video snippet from TMZ:. “Oh yeh, why don’t you get out of here?” the protester says. “Why don’t you leave our entire country.”

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Source: Fox News

WATCH: Henry Kissinger Told to 'Rot in Hell' During NYU Speech

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was shouted down by angry protesters during a speaking appearance this week at New York University.

'The Party of Bait-and-Switch': Comedian Rips Magazine for Phony Story to Promote Voter Registration. Comrades at NYU disrupting Henry Kissinger’s talk at the Stern School of Business. He was called a "war criminal" by one protester and then told to "rot in hell" by another during the invite-only event.

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Source: Washington Post

White House privately doubts Saudi account of journalist’s killing

Today 18:09 GMT

President Trump and his aides have begun to privately express doubts about Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as the administration stands publicly in support of the oil-rich monarchy, according to U.S. officials.

The kingdom’s claim that Khashoggi was killed after a fistfight escalated inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was met with a torrent of international skepticism Saturday over how a team of Saudi agents could fly to Istanbul to meet Khashoggi and eventually kill him without the knowledge or consent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 33-year-old de facto ruler.


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