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A protester reacts as she is arrested by Capitol Hill Police during a protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Sept. 24, 2018. Foes of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, undaunted by more than 100 arrests Monday on Capitol Hill, are prepping for dozens of demonstrations across the nation Thursday to show support for a woman accusing the federal judge of sexual assault. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled t...
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by on September 23, 2018
Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona. Since March this year, US President Donald Trump has started a creeping trade war with allies and rivals alike that threatens to deepen the global economic and political crisis. Trump has ordered the imposition of tariffs - effectively a tax on imports – on a variety of goods ranging from agricultural products to automobiles from China, the EU, Canada and other countries. This started with steel and aluminium in March, but extended to 1,333 Chinese ...
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by on September 22, 2018
Congressman Paul Gosar's siblings say he's a racist, accepts money to turn back environmental protections. The world loves a gripping family drama – which is why millions of jaws are dropping at news that a Republican congressman is being “brutally” slammed by six of his siblings. In a television commercial. A television commercial in which they endorse their brother’s Democrat rival. The ads are written like a thriller with a twist: the six men and women pile on in measured tones with...
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by on September 19, 2018
WHAT TO KNOW The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to court over their failure to clean up a cluster of abandoned houses The city sued 9 financial firms, alleging they have persistently shirked their responsibility to secure five abandoned homes in Brooklyn State law requires banks and subcontractors to periodically inspect foreclosure homes and take over maintenance cost if residents bailed out The de Blasio administration is taking big banks to c...
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by on September 18, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday formally postponed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, canceling a meeting set for later this week where a vote was initially expected to happen. Staffers for Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent out a notice that the Thursday business meeting had been canceled. The Senate is expected to leave town for the week on Tuesday. The delay for a vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination was widely expected following allegatio...
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by on September 18, 2018
STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 compa...
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by on September 18, 2018
Inn this June 6, 2018, photo, Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. As the midterm elections draw closer, a variety of Republican leaders, cognizant of broad public support for social-insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security, have said it’s Republicans who are the true champions of the programs – reality be damned. Donald Trump went so far as to argue two weeks ago, “We’re saving Social Security; the Demo...
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by on September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh And Accuser To Testify Publicly Before Senators Next Week Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga heated up in a big way Monday, with increased calls for a delay in the process to examine the allegation that he tried to sexually assault a girl at a high school party in the 1980s. President Trump himself said a "little delay" is no big deal. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, insisted anew that the allegation is false, and both he and accuser Christine ...
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by on September 16, 2018
Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. They expressed frustration that the party is tilted against rising politicians — especially those of color — and argued tha...
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by on September 15, 2018
Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win, insurgent progressives celebrated a near sweep of down-ballot races in New York’s Democratic primaries. For many in the national media, the lead story of Thursday’s Democratic primaries in New York was centrist Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s easy win over insurgent progressive  Cynthia Nixon. They took it as evidence that big money and establishment credentials were still winning out over left-wing activism. But this focus on the top line misses the real revolut...
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by on September 14, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as part of a plea deal, prosecutors said on Friday. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his campaign chairman Paul Manafort looks on during Trump's walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 21, 2016. Manafort, 69, pleaded guilty in federal...
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by on September 14, 2018
Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer and former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, at her victory party. “We have now cut the head of the I.D.C. snake,” she said. Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, as primary voters ousted nearly all of them in favor of challengers who had called them traitors and sham progressives. The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, w...
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