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US nears $100 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia ahead of Trump′s trip | News | DW | 13.05.2017

Ahead of the US president's visit to Saudi Arabia, a series of multi-billion-dollar arms deals have been outlined. The previous US administration …

Sessions restores tough drug war policies that trigger mandatory minimum sentences

Ordering federal prosecutors on Friday to crack down on drug offenders, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions made clear he wants the Justice Department to turn the clock back to an earlier, tougher era in the four-decades-long war on drugs.<p>In a memo, Sessions said federal prosecutors should "charge and pursue …

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Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no …

NC Middle School Teacher Suspended After Saying N-Word, Comparing Student to Slave

An Apex, N.C., middle school teacher has been suspended after video surfaced on social media showing him saying a racial slur and comparing a …

Middle School

Democrats are now openly talking about impeaching Donald Trump

<b>Protest after the firing of James Comey (Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>James Comey’s firing and the administration’s efforts to quell Russia investigations have Dems talking impeachment<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>May 12, 2017 4:22pm (UTC)<p>While President Donald Trump appears to have been too naive to foresee that his …

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Trump actions push Republicans to get serious on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one fell swoop Tuesday, President Donald Trump signaled to Republican lawmakers they have a serious problem with Russia -- and they responded.<p>Trump said he fired former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday because he was being a "showboat," but critics quickly alleged the decision was …

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The Age of Trump Is Producing More Black Gun Owners

CLEVELAND — When Lesley Green was a little girl in Houston in the 1960s — just a few decades after the routine lynchings of blacks in the South — her father would go off to work a late-night shift and leave a gun and a pile of bullets behind.<p>If any strangers came looking for trouble, he told Green …

This Book Argues that Economics 101 Might be the Root of All (or Most) Evil

Can the world really be accurately explained by a basics economics course?<p>In the end, everything comes down to supply and demand, right? That's why the minimum wage shouldn't be increased, or even exist at all. That's why the solution to America's ongoing healthcare calamity is not more insurance, …

Bill Clinton

Trump: Comey 'should have never exonerated’ Clinton

President Donald Trump slammed ousted FBI Director James Comey for exonerating Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in the FBI's investigation into her use of a private email server, according to new excerpts of an interview released Friday.<p>The president, who's ratcheted up his verbal attacks against …

‘Looking Like a Liar or a Fool’: What It Means to Work for Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need, so he apparently did not think twice this week about exposing a series of staff members to ridicule as he repeatedly shifted his explanation for firing James B. Comey, the …

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Donald Trump threatened James Comey via Twitter. This is not a test.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just 72 hours after his shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to warn Comey not to share the contents of their private conversations.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts …

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Bid to revoke Obama methane rule fails in surprise U.S. Senate vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive …

Democrats again fall short in a closely-watched election

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Democrats again fell just short in a closely-watched election as Heath Mello lost the Omaha mayoral race on Tuesday after a …

Trump and Lavrov Meet Amid Scrutiny of Campaign, Russia Ties

As scrutiny intensifies around investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump emphasized his hope for better relations between the U.S. and the Kremlin in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday.<p>Trump …

Senate hearing adjourned to avoid Dem shutdown over Comey

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing ended abruptly Wednesday morning after word spread that Senate Democrats were planning a slowdown of committee …

Senate fails to overturn Obama-era methane rule

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a rare win for environmentalists since President Donald Trump took office, the Senate defeated Wednesday an attempted GOP-led rollback of an Obama-era methane gas rule.<p>The rule, which was finalized under President Barack Obama in November, would require oil and gas companies …

And then Henry Kissinger walks in...: 24 hours in the Donald Trump circus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump promised a White House like no other when he pulled the biggest upset in presidential history to become the 44th man to hold the job. Man has he delivered.<p>From his Twitter feed to his dinner guests (Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Sarah Palin -- all in one night!), the Trump White …

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Bill Maher Asks Liberals Who Didn't Vote for Clinton 'What Do You Say Now?'

“Real Time” hosts says winning the next election “begins with learning the difference between an imperfect friend and a deadly enemy”<p>Bill Maher …

Donald Trump

Democrats Lost the Health Care Vote. But They Think It Could Win Them the House

As House Republicans gathered in the Rose Garden to celebrate their narrow passage of the American Health Care Act on Thursday afternoon, liberal …

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Alabama Judge Says Segregation Good for Black Kids

A judge in Alabama ruled that a white community can form its own school system, citing race as a factor. What will the Trump/Sessions Justice …

Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood, a group frequently targeted by Republicans.<p>The bill, which the usually camera-friendly …

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WH won't commit to defunding Planned Parenthood in spending bill

The White House refused to commit Monday to defunding Planned Parenthood in an upcoming must-pass spending bill, a sign it’s looking to avoid a …

The United States Government Just Insulted Gender Equality Advocates Around The World

Nevertheless, we will continue the fight.<p>This year, gender equality advocates who traveled to New York from all around the world to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations found themselves confronted by an attack against the very credo of what CSW stands for. …

A white supremacist slew a man in Manhattan. Why is the president silent? | Moustafa Bayoumi

Trump’s refusal to condemn the attack against a black man – believed to be ‘practice’ for a killing spree – allows hate and violence to breed<p>Last week, a 28-year-old white man by the name of James Jackson traveled from Baltimore to New York City, reportedly to kill as many black men as he could, …

New York mayor says 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay til February 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018.<p>De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in …

Joe Biden says he could have beaten Donald Trump in US election

Joe Biden, who served as Barack Obama’s vice-president, believes he could have beaten Donald Trump in last year’s election if he had decided to run.<p>Mr Biden, 74, opted not to stand after his son Beau died in 2015 disappointing supporters who believed his folksy, blue-collar appeal would have been …

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.<p>The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental …

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Trump to GOP critics of health care bill: ‘I’m gonna come after you’

President Trump spent Tuesday selling the Republican health-care overhaul to skeptical House members, warning his party that failure would endanger his legislative agenda and their own political careers.<p>But more than two dozen GOP lawmakers remained firmly opposed to the legislation amid the …

South Dakota Law Now Allows Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Couples

Last week, South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard signed a bill into law that allows taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny services to LGBT …

LGBTQI

The right to discriminate against LGBT students: A “religious freedom” bill in Kentucky is one signature away from becoming law

Asserting that Christians are “persecuted,” Republicans draft “the Charlie Brown bill” to protect their speech<p>Nico Lang<p>March 16, 2017 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Kentucky schools may soon have a license to discriminate against LGBT students.<p>After the House passed it by a vote of 81 to 8 on Monday, a bill is …

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