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Feb 20

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights record North Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US vice-president Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics but pulled out at the last minute, the White House claimed on Tuesday. The face-to-face encounter in South Korea would have been the …

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Feb 18

Open thread for night owls: ‘It’s the end of the road for me’, says Republican megadonor to GOP

Republican megadonor Al Hoffman Jr. says he’s out: He will no longer contribute to any Republican candidate who does not support an assault weapons ban. “For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how many years has it been that nothing’s been done?” …

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Feb 18

To honor victims of latest mass shooting, White House says Trump will skip one game of golf

After flying to Florida to meet with some of the victims of this nation’s latest mass shooting and the law enforcement officers who responded to that shooting, Donald Trump’s team quietly announced that he would be making the ultimate sacrifice. President Trump reportedly skipped a day at the golf course on Saturday following the Florida school …

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Feb 18

‘Scared’ Trump Blamed FBI for Shooting to Deflect from the Russia Probe Says Ex-FBI Official

"He’s scared out of his mind and playing with the parents of America." Appearing on AM Joy, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi harshly criticized Donald Trump for attacking the FBI over the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, in an attempt to deflect attention away from Friday’s bombshell indictments of 13 Russians accused of …

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Feb 17

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

HR McMaster calls evidence incontrovertible in wake of latest US indictments against more than a dozen Russians Mueller charges 13 Russians with interfering in US election to help Trump Donald Trump’s national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is “incontrovertible” and “beyond dispute” in the wake of …

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Feb 17

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

When New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane wrote an essay about the CIA’s alleged attempt to recruit him, two clauses stand out for their confident attribution of benevolent motives to US foreign policy. As part of a promotion for the upcoming “Look, Evil Russians!” film Red Sparrow (hyping Hollywood films is apparently a thing reporters …

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Feb 16

Don Lemon Flat-Out Says ‘Shut Up’ to Those Who Claim It’s Too Soon to Discuss Gun Control

Click here for reuse options! The CNN anchor isn't tolerating this sick defense of gun culture any longer. CNN anchor Don Lemon offered a clear defense of gun control Wednesday following the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. “If you look at any of the information, any of the studies, anything that’s been …

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Feb 16

Former Republican Congressman David Jolly Says Only Democrats Can Be Trusted on Guns

The ex-representative called the U.S. a "broken nation" on gun issues. Former GOP Rep. David Jolly, who represented Florida’s 13th congressional district, tore into his own party Thursday over its historic inaction to mass shootings, telling CNN’s Don Lemon that “Republicans will never do anything on gun control.” “We have a broken nation on the …

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Feb 14

White House source says of Porter scandal that being truthful is ‘simply not in our DNA’

The White House continues to flail, lie, and deny over its botched handling of former staff secretary Rob Porter’s history of domestic abuse. Senior officials knew that Porter’s ex-wives had told the FBI he had abused them, sat on that knowledge for months, initially defended Porter as “a man of true integrity and honor” and then issued …

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Feb 14

House Russia investigation has ‘abundance’ of evidence against Trump, says top Democrat

Adam Schiff said the panel had seen evidence of collusion with Russia and obstruction by Donald Trump’s campaign and administration that is not yet public Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said Wednesday that the panel had seen an “abundance” of evidence of collusion with Russia and obstruction by Donald Trump’s …

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