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  • Summit may be the grand theater Kim needs to show his people

    09/18/2018 9:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2018 | Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in might be providing him with a unique opportunity. Moon believes that his deep engagement with North Korea is crucial after last year's fears of war, when Washington reacted with fury to a torrent of ever-more-powerful North Korean weapons tests. He argues better ties with North Korea will help South Koreans, and the region, by settling the standoff over...
  • Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

    09/18/2018 10:02:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joe Mcdonald
    BEIJING – China on Tuesday announced a tariff increase on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a “downward spiral” in their conflict appeared certain following Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Finance Ministry said it was going ahead with plans announced in August for the increases of 10 percent and 5 percent on 5,207 types of U.S. goods. A list released last month included coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. Please see...
  • Safety Measures Ordered At Sinking San Francisco Tower

    09/14/2018 6:47:41 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 14 sept 2018 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    A window on the 36th floor of the tilting high-rise cracked last week and engineers have yet to determine a cause Millennium Tower must inspect all units and install a canopy around the perimeter of the 58-story building by Friday afternoon. The downtown tower has settled about 18 inches (45 centimeters) since it opened over a former landfill in 2009. Homeowners have filed multiple lawsuits against the developer and the city.
  • Bredesen Jabs at Blackburn, Unnerves Some With Trump Talk (Democrats now lining up behind Trump)

    09/13/2018 8:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee. He also unnerved some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help Tennessee. Bredesen, a Democrat, answered questions at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the session scheduled on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, who has represented a Middle Tennessee district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002....
  • Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

    09/08/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
    More than 18,000 people marched Saturday in Paris as part of an international mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change in advance of a San Francisco summit. Crowds overflowed a plaza in front of City Hall before marching east to the Place de la Republique, carrying an urgent message that it’s up to the public to put global warming at the top of the political agenda. “Planet in Danger,” read some banners. Activists around the world encouraged “Rise for Climate” protests before the summit taking place Sept.12-Sept. 14. California’s governor proposed the event after President...
  • Miss America contestant: Trump 'caused a lot of division'

    09/07/2018 8:18:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "Donald Trump is the biggest issue our country faces. Unfortunately he has caused a lot of division in our country."
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Environmental law aims to prepare state for climate change

    08/21/2018 1:01:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 21, 2018 | by Associated Press
    QUINCY, Mass. - Gov. Charlie Baker says a new environmental infrastructure law will help make Massachusetts more resilient to climate change. The bill ceremonially signed by the governor in Quincy on Tuesday authorizes the state to borrow up to $2.4 billion for environmental projects in the coming years. About $500 million is earmarked specifically for helping communities prepare for extreme weather events that many scientists believe will become more frequent with global warming. Baker, a Republican seeking a second term in November, says Massachusetts is a "national leader" in addressing the challenges posed by climate changes.
  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 149 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
  • Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:05:04 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors – Reveals ‘I HAVE BEEN THREATENED’ CNN, Wapo and Buzzfeed are demanding the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors be released to the public. On Friday, Judge Ellis, a Reagan appointee, revealed he has received threats, however; he did not provide details.
  • CNN, NYT And Other News Outlets Ask Manafort Judge To Release Jurors’ Names, Addresses

    08/17/2018 1:19:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 92 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Chuck Ross
    A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case. The judge, T.S. Ellis III, agreed to hear arguments about the disclosure during a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. “A thirsty press is essential to a free county,” Ellis said in court when addressing the media companies’ motion. He also urged the news outlets, which are being represented by the firm Ballard Spahr, to appeal his decision should he rule...
  • CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 201 | Bre Payton
    The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016. The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to...
  • Flashback: Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

    08/02/2018 4:25:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 10,2013 | BRETT ZONGKER ,Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of U.S. press freedoms amid the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records. Usually the group focuses on advocating for press freedoms abroad. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press."...
  • Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at strip club, lawyer says

    07/11/2018 11:10:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | 1:51am | AP
    Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Irish Catholics Worried, Dismayed After Abortion Vote

    05/27/2018 4:51:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 27, 2018 | Gregory Katz
    Irish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago. There was no mention of the referendum during the sermon at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, but it was weighing heavily on the minds of some worshippers as they left the Mass in central Dublin. Ireland voted by a roughly two-to-one margin Friday to end a constitutional ban on abortion, and parliament is expected to approve a more liberal set of...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry

    05/20/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2018 3:54 PM | Jon Gambrell
    Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that “true civil discourse” is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming. While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out. […] While never naming Trump, Kerry began his remarks by saying: “Given what’s going on today, I’m glad to be invited anywhere, folks.” He quickly added that the U.S. “needs to build...
  • For Palestinians, US Embassy move a show of pro-Israel bias [barf]

    05/13/2018 8:13:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 6:14 AM | Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald Trump and a new blow to dreams of statehood. The festive inauguration helps harden Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ rejection of Washington as a future mediator in the conflict with Israel, likely ushering in a prolonged period of diplomatic vacuum in which other powers are unwilling or unable to step up as brokers. Such paralysis and loss of hope have been major drivers of Palestinian unrest. Underscoring the conflict’s volatility, thousands...
  • Palestinians' envoy to US faces silence from White House

    02/21/2018 10:26:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:15 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    A few miles down the road from Israel’s gated embassy, the Palestinian envoy to Washington sits in his office wrestling with a unique diplomatic dilemma: how to advance his people’s cause when relations with the United States are so distant that he hasn’t even spoken to the White House in months. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written off President Donald Trump, cursing him and declaring him an illegitimate broker for peace. Trump has reacted angrily, threatening to cut off all U.S. aid and dismissing Palestinian claims that he blew up any semblance of impartiality by declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s...
  • How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill

    07/12/2017 9:58:20 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/341210-how-the-ap-stylebook-censors-pro-life-and-other-conservative-words July 09, 2017 - 04:20 PM EDT How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words AssociatedPress By Rachel Alexander, opinion contributor A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others. But in recent years, that concept has changed. More often than not, style writers have been more interested...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...