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  • CIA’s Haspel listened to recording of Saudi writer’s alleged killing

    10/25/2018 8:02:51 AM PDT · by Heistoast48 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Bradford Betz
    Haspel arrived in Turkey Monday to meet with government officials and listen to the purported recording. The report indicated that she was the first U.S. official to have access to evidence since news leaked that Turkey obtained a recording of the killing.
  • Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

    12/14/2018 2:07:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Elana Schor and Juana Summers
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore, marking her third trip this year to a historically black college or university. It follows her widely panned October release of a DNA test meant to bolster her claim to Native American heritage. Her speech Friday offered an opportunity to regain her footing. “I’m not a person of color,” Warren said. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like...
  • Fake news: AP claims GOP ‘beginning to worry’ about Trump reelection without QUOTING anyone

    12/11/2018 11:45:45 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 36 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/11/18 | USA Features
    Narrative: If you believe an Associated Press report published overnight — and you shouldn’t — rank-and-file Republicans are suddenly so worried about POTUS Donald Trump’s ‘legal troubles’ they fear he may not win reelection in 2020. Under the headline, “Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election,” The Associated Press reported: U.S. President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend...
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

    12/10/2018 10:38:50 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 29 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | Associated Press?
    Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement in a news release Thursday with the Broomfield, Colorado-based company
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

    12/06/2018 6:52:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama administration efforts to slow climate change comes in the wake of multiplying warnings from the agency’s scientists and others about the accelerating pace of global warming. In a ceremony Thursday at the agency, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal to dismantle a 2015 rule that any new coal power plants include cutting-edge techniques to capture...
  • Paris riots show difficulty of fighting climate change with taxes

    12/06/2018 10:09:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | by AP
    PARIS -- The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off of fossil fuels and slow climate change. Macron said the higher tax was his way of trying to prevent the end of the world. But the yellow vest protesters turned that around with the slogan: "it's hard to...
  • Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

    12/05/2018 10:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2018 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Anderson
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat.He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally and hired his 2014 campaign manager, Brad Komar, to run it. Since the PAC was formed in September, Komar has done 80 interviews with possible campaign staffers, the person said. Of those, Hickenlooper has conducted or participated in 30 interviews. The operation has hired Democratic veteran Anna Greenberg as...
  • Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

    12/03/2018 4:59:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    ap ^ | 12/3/2018 | FRANK JORDANS and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — As leaders attending the U.N.’s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade millions of workers their industry can’t have a future if humanity is to have one.Hosting the talks in the heart of its coal region of Silesia, Poland tried to set the tone for the two-week meeting by promoting the idea of a “just transition” for miners and other workers facing layoffs as countries adopt alternative energy sources. “We are trying to save the world...
  • People Are Not Happy With How the AP Initially Defined George H. W.'s Legacy

    12/01/2018 1:25:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former President George H. W. Bush passed away Friday night at the age of 94 in his home in Houston. Family, friends, old White House employees, lawmakers, and pundits are sharing their condolences. But, some outlets may be missing the mark.Here's the blurb the Associated Press chose to define Bush's career: George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. https://t.co/LaSU5ho2os pic.twitter.com/ld9KqRHdaU— The...
  • Mystery ballot could sway control of Alaska state government

    11/29/2018 4:41:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 29 NOV 2018 | Ass. Press
    JUNEAU, Alaska — It's a sign that every vote does count. A single mystery ballot found on a precinct table on Election Day but not counted then could decide a tied Alaska state House race and thwart Republican efforts to control the chamber and all of state government. The ballot arrived in Juneau last Friday in a secrecy sleeve in a bin with other ballot materials. Officials were investigating its origins and handling before deciding whether to tally it. "People kept calling it close," Democrat candidate Kathryn Dodge said of the race for the House seat in Fairbanks. "I just...
  • Federal lawsuit aims to force special election for John McCain's Senate seat

    11/29/2018 6:05:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2018 | AP
    PHOENIX — A group of Arizona voters is suing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to try to force him to call a special election to replace their late Sen. John McCain. The federal lawsuit announced Thursday alleges that Ducey’s September appointment of Jon Kyl to fill the seat until the 2020 election violates the Constitution.
  • Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

    11/29/2018 7:02:24 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 104 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate project in Russia. Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a New York courtroom to enter the plea. He admitted making false statements in 2017 to a Senate intelligence committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen said he lied about the timing of the tower negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump's "political message."
  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • House race in California called into question after previously being called for incumbent GOP rep

    11/26/2018 9:08:07 PM PST · by arista · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/18 09:54 PM EST | Michael Burke
    A House race in California that was previously called in favor of Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) has been called into question, with Democrat T.J. Cox pulling ahead Monday in the vote count. The Associated Press on Monday said it was retracting its call in the race after previously declaring that Valadao had been reelected. "No new call will be made until the results are certified," the AP wrote in a tweet. --- The race in California's 21st Congressional District, which includes the San Joaquin Valley, is the last contested race in the country. Cox holds a 438-vote lead as of...
  • Russia: We'll Verify U.S. Moon Landings

    11/24/2018 7:16:05 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2018 | Dmitry Rogozin
    MOSCOW — The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has said that a proposed Russian mission to the moon will be tasked with verifying that the American moon landings were real. “We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they’ve been there or not,” said Dmitry Rogozin in a video posted Saturday on Twitter. Rogozin was responding to a question about whether or not NASA actually landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago. He appeared to be joking, as he smirked and shrugged while answering. But conspiracies surrounding NASA’s moon missions are common in Russia. The Soviet...
  • Thousands of Caravan Migrants Make It As Far As Tijuana

    11/23/2018 4:32:45 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    ap ^ | 11/23/2018 | Rodrigo Abd, Ramon Espinosa, Gregory Bull, Marco Ugarte
    Central American asylum seekers who have reached the U.S. border are coming to grips with the reality that they will be on the Mexican side of the frontier for an extended stay.
  • Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

    11/18/2018 7:08:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2018 | Frances D’Emilio
    Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor people as well as some of the volunteers who help them to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Mass on a day the Catholic Church dedicates to the needy. Later, he sat down with 1,500 of the indigent for a lunch of lasagna, chicken, mashed potatoes and tiramisu in a Vatican auditorium....
  • AP Does Its Best to Ignore Data Showing GOP Lead in Arizona

    11/07/2018 2:12:51 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 7, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    SHOW ME THE NUMBERS!!! A reader of Wednesday's Associated Press story by Nicolas Riccardi about the tight U.S. Senate race in Arizona between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema could be forgiven for channeling his inner Jerry Maguire. Why? Because in a long story filed at 6:04 A.M. (with later update) about that race, there were no numbers provided.  You can search all you want but you won't find that very obvious information in the first, second, third, or any paragraph of "Key Arizona Senate race too close to call late Tuesday." Instead it goes through the motions of providing a lot of...
  • Anger toward media spreads into local communities

    10/29/2018 10:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 8:33 PM EDT | David Bauder
    The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for many colleagues. While President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are usually centered on national outlets like CNN and The New York Times, the attitudes unleashed have filtered down to journalists on the street covering news in local communities across the country. When a president describes the press as enemies of the...