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  • John McCain: Life and times of an American maverick in photos

    Son and grandson of admirals, Navy aviator, POW, congressman, senator, presidential candidate. And maverick. That was John McCain.

    CNBC
  • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, GOP super PAC, suffers data leak due to misconfigured cloud server

    Internal documents belonging to the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a Republican super PAC, were publicly exposed online as a result of a misconfigured database, including material involving the 2016 U.S. presidential race and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of more than a half-million people, a cybersecurity firm said Wednesday.

    The Washington Times
  • Michael Bloomberg slams Trump's trade policies

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out swinging against President Donald Trump's trade policies Thursday at an appearance alongside Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn in South Carolina. Bloomberg, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, said the administration's "trade policies are disastrous for America." "They're not good for us. They are not good for the rest of the world," he told a group gathered at Benedict College in Columbia. It's not the first time Bloomberg has criticized...

    WPLG
  • PAPER: TX DEMS ASK NONCITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE...

    The Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

    The Washington Times
  • China's smog-prone north must guarantee winter heat

    The smog-prone northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei must ensure residents have enough heating this winter, even as it switches thousands of households from coal to cleaner natural gas, Vice Premier Han Zheng said.

    IN
  • U.S. lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

    Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday.

    IN
  • Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

    Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts.

    IN
  • Lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

    Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday.

    U.S.
  • Carter: Kavanaugh's confirmation a 'very serious mistake'

    Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he believes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is "unfit" to serve on the highest court in the land. Speaking to a class at Emory University in Atlanta, Carter called Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court a "very serious mistake." "I thought, whether or not he attempted to rape [Christine Blasey Ford], whether or not, I thought he was temperamentally unfit to serve on the Supreme Court because of his outburst during the hearing,"...

    WPLG
  • Hurricane forces FL to ease voting rules in hard-hit counties

    State officials in Florida are scrambling to ease voting rules in the counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael amid the closely watched races for US Senate and Florida governor to be decided on November 6. The Florida Department of State said in a statement that its "top priority" was ensuring "ample opportunities for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Michael, many of whom lost their homes, to be able to cast ballots while protecting the integrity of the 2018 General Election." "With the General...

    WPLG
  • Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

    Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said.

    IN
  • Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

    Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said.

    U.S.
  • Michael Bloomberg slams Trump's trade policies

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out swinging against President Donald Trump's trade policies Thursday at an appearance alongside Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn in South Carolina. Bloomberg, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, said the administration's "trade policies are disastrous for America." "They're not good for us. They are not good for the rest of the world," he told a group gathered at Benedict College in Columbia. It's not the first time Bloomberg has criticized...

    WPLG
  • China reports economic growth below expectations — its worst pace since the financial crisis

    China said on Friday its economic growth slowed to 6.5 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2018, missing expectations.

    CNBC
  • Democrats behind migrant caravan, Donald Trump suggests

    President Trump said Thursday that the caravan of migrants headed for the U.S. will be a decisive issue boosting Republicans in the midterm elections. Democrats hope to gain political advantage from the caravan, which has grown to 4,000 people marching from Central America toward the U.S., but Mr. Trump said ...

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  • PAPER: TX DEMS ASK NONCITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE...

    The Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

    The Washington Times
  • China's smog-prone north must guarantee winter heat

    The smog-prone northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei must ensure residents have enough heating this winter, even as it switches thousands of households from coal to cleaner natural gas, Vice Premier Han Zheng said.

    IN
  • U.S. lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

    Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday.

    IN
  • The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be secretary of ...

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  • Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

    Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts.

    IN
  • Looking for answers beyond the pale

    Nobody in the West really understands the Arab mind. Killing a political adversary is understandable, though heartily to be disapproved of. But cutting up the corpse with a surgical saw, and doing it without first waiting for the poor guy to die, is beyond the Western, Judeo-Christian pale. If that's ...

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  • Pastor Andrew Brunson's release illustrates power and potential of Trump's foreign policy

    The release of Pastor Andrew Brunson and his return home to the United States was an answer to the prayers of millions and the result of an administration that has reset our foreign policy by fearlessly engaging on issues that other administrations only talked about addressing. Some might be hesitant ...

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  • Re-examining U.S.-Saudi ties was overdue before Jamal Khashoggi went missing

    "When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests,and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I'm from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?" journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident, asked in a 2017 column for The Washington Post. The ...

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  • EDITORIAL: Democratic hopes of knocking out Ted Cruz look to be fading

    The Democrats just can't quit counting on Texas. Election after election, they've surveyed the Giant and its growing Hispanic population and imagined electoral manna. America's second most populous state remains stubbornly, implacably Republican. The state legislature is dominated by the GOP. So, too, the state's congressional delegation. Donald Trump bested ...

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