George W. Bush

Second woman alleges sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, this time in college

White House<p>WASHINGTON — A second woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, days before his scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a previous allegation of sexual assault.<p>Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale …

U.S. Politics

Jimmy Carter Details Frugal Life with Wife Rosalynn in $167K Georgia Home

Jimmy Carter is the only modern-era president to return full-time to the house he lived in before he entered politics.<p>In fact, he’s also the only …

Bill Clinton

Supreme Court Nominees Have Withdrawn In The Past For A Wide Variety Of Reasons

Judge Brett Kavanaugh — despite some loud objections from Democrats — seemed to be a shoe-in for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. But then …

The White House

Why should we believe Kavanaugh’s denial?

Why does it matter whether a then-17-year-old Brett M. Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to rape a 15 year old, at a house party, 36 years ago?That question …

Republicans

Ed Whelan offers to resign from conservative think tank he led

Conservative legal commentator Ed Whelan has offered to resign from his position as president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in the wake of tweets — since deleted — suggesting that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accuser may have mistaken the jurist for someone else.<p>Whelan’s offer was not …

Donald Trump

Why We Should Control The Federal Debt Before The Next Recession

National debt is now 105 percent of GDP. Should we worry? Debt alone is not a problem. During WWII, war-related debt was at a all-time high — 118 percent of GDP. And, debt levels naturally rise in recessions.<p>So, not all debt is bad. But economists worry when borrowing fuels consumption and not …

Taxes

Ben Carson defends Kavanaugh by bringing up time he was slapped with paternity claim

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday questioned the credibility of the woman who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school — by connecting it to his own story about a woman who sued him for a paternity test several years …

Brett Kavanaugh

For Nikki Haley, a lower profile as Trump heads back to the U.N.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley quickly became one of the administration’s most visible faces and the leading advocate for a worldview in which President Trump’s “America First” slogan did not mean “America alone.”<p>When Trump makes his second presidential appearance at the United Nations this week, …

World News

How 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stacks Up on Michael Moore's Box Office Record

Once a documentary titan in the mid-2000s, Moore is not attracting as big an audience now<p>After months of hype from the provocative director, Michael …

Box Office

Trump & Kavanaugh praised by Mike Pence at evangelical Values Voter Summit

Vice President Pence says at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. that Senate Republicans will show "the utmost respect for all concerned" as …

LGBTQI

Profile: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's choice for Supreme Court

<b>On paper, US President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has an impeccable legal pedigree and is seen as a safe pair of hands in Washington.</b><p>But the allegations of sexual misconduct which have emerged during Senate confirmation hearings have cast a shadow. He denies the …

Brett Kavanaugh

AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to “America first” policy

WASHINGTON — America first? Try America first, second and third.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics …

Foreign Policy

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he'd rather you not mention that.<p>"I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff," said Bredesen, the former two-term governor of Tennessee who is now running for the U.S. Senate.<p>So far, his …

AOL

Abortion, Not Ford Allegations, Top Hirono's Kavanaugh Opposition

Sen. Mazie Hirono said Sunday on CNN that her main reason for voting against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is his position on …

Wall Street

What Color Is Ohio? Only Its Voters Know for Sure

Missouri was recently a purple state, but it's turning Republican red. Pennsylvania went for President Donald Trump in 2016 but it's still a purplish shade of Democratic blue. Ohio is like one of them, but which?<p>Ohio long has been a key swing state. The Democratic Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack …

Opinion

Hugo Chavez at the 2006 UNGA

Live on Bloomberg TVBloomberg Daybreak: AustraliaFull Schedule<p>TicToc<p>Former Venezuelan president, the late Hugo Chavez, took the opportunity at the …

Republicans

Taliban Warns US Against Engaging with 'Fake' Insurgent Envoys

The Afghan Taliban has warned the United States against meeting "fake" and "fraudulent" insurgent delegations, saying such contacts could "seriously …

U.S. Dept. of State

Sen. Richard Black: Trump’s Historic Opportunity

Virginia State Senate and retired U.S. Marine and Army JAG officer Richard H. Black, and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss a dangerous week’s …

Syrian Government

Arts

San Antonio

The key players in the push to purge Americans from voter rolls

J Christian Adams<p>Adams, 50, the president and general counsel of Pilf, is at the forefront of the rightwing push to purge large numbers of people off voter rolls. He was a core member of Donald Trump’s ill-fated commission on voter fraud, a panel of the country’s leading voter suppressors that …

Civil Rights

Conservative destroys latest Kavanaugh defense that shows the GOP is off the deep end: They have ‘descended into madness’

On Thursday night, a highly regarded conservative lawyer — and friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — spun an unhinged defense of the …

Liberal View

Top Dem on Kavanaugh accuser's credibility: 'What in the hell did she have to gain’ with allegation?

A top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is "a credible …

Brett Kavanaugh

Trump may push antitrust probe into Google, Facebook

President Trump has an executive order on his desk that could trigger an antitrust investigation into Google, Facebook and other tech giants amid …

Antitrust Laws

Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Bombs At The Box Office, Gets Rave Reviews

"Even those on the left don’t necessarily want to pay to see a 125-minute crash course of the current horrors of the day."<p>Michael Moore’s latest …

Box Office

Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency

WASHINGTON — President Trump had not even taken office before critics who considered him dangerous began imagining how to get him out. One idea floated from the very start was the clause in the Constitution permitting the removal of a president deemed unable to discharge his duties.<p>“Twenty-Fifth …

Twenty Fifth Amendment

Foreign policy bigwigs: Trump risking war with Iran

President Donald Trump is risking a potential war with Iran unless he engages the Islamist-led country using diplomacy, not just pressure tactics, dozens of prominent U.S. foreign policy, intelligence and national security figures argue in a new public statement.<p>The statement, released by a group …

Foreign Policy

The Trump Tax Cuts Did One Thing: Give Rich People More Money

President Donald Trump sits with First Lady Melania Trump (r), Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, near entrepreneur Harold Hamm, during a dinner with …

Taxes

Trump expected to use UN speech to tout progress with North Korea

A year after Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in his first speech at the United Nations, the U.S. president will return to the podium in New York this week to tout diplomatic efforts that have reduced the risk of war.<p>But even if Trump’s rhetoric at the annual United Nations …

North Korea

Kushner's mission improbable: Winning over wealthy Trump skeptics

The president's son-in-law, once a member of New York City high society, has quietly taken on the role of ambassador to the GOP's moneyed set.<p>Jared Kushner huddled behind closed doors with some of the Republican Party’s most powerful donors at a midtown Manhattan hotel earlier this month.<p>The …

News

Michael Moore compares Donald Trump to Hitler in his new film

The US activist and filmmaker has released Fahrenheit 11/9, the sequel to his controversial film about George W Bush.<p>Michael Moore's new film, Fahrenheit 11/9, follows his typical scattergun approach, examining everything from school shootings to the toxic water in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, …

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