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Man arrested for throwing chicken dung at restaurant that kicked out Huckabee Sanders

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 04:05

Man arrested for throwing chicken dung at restaurant that kicked out Huckabee Sanders | 26 June 2018 | One man was arrested at a protest outside The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., on Tuesday after the restaurant gained national attention for kicking out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. ABC 13 WSET reports that a man was arrested by police Tuesday afternoon for throwing what appeared to be a large quantity of chicken dung at the building, which was surrounded by pro-Trump protesters as well as supporters of Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart (R).

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Sanders-backed candidate wins Maryland governor's nomination

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:53

Sanders-backed candidate wins Maryland governor's nomination | 26 June 2018 | Former NAACP President Ben Jealous won the right to face Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in November in a significant win for national progressives hoping to steer Democrats to the left. The Associated Press called the race for Jealous at 10:36 p.m. EDT. His major Democratic challenger was Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, seen as a more pragmatic but no less liberal contender. In his first run for public office,

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Romney wins Utah primary race

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:27

Mega barf alert: Romney wins Utah primary race | 26 June 2018 | Mitt Romney is projected to win the GOP nomination in Utah's Senate race, essentially clearing the way for the former presidential nominee to claim a Senate seat this fall. The Associated Press called the race for Romney at 10:24 p.m. EDT. Romney defeated state Rep. Mike Kennedy (R) in Tuesday's primary in the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch. Since Utah is a deep-red state, Romney is expected to cruise to victory in November, which will mark his political comeback since running for president in 2012.

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Supreme Court upholds travel ban, handing Trump major victory

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:21

Supreme Court upholds travel ban, handing Trump major victory | 26 June 2018 | The Supreme Court handed President Trump a major victory on Tuesday, upholding his ban preventing nationals from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. In a 5-4 ruling, the court's conservative wing said Trump has broad discretion under immigration law to suspend the entry of people into the United States. "The president lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings -- following a worldwide, multi-agency review -- that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the opinion.

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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts Joe Crowley in New York stunner

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 03:09

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts Joe Crowley in New York stunner | 26 June 2018 | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district, CNN projects, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. Ocasio-Cortez, an activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranked Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin. This was the first time in 14 years a Democrat has attempted unseat Crowley, who chairs the Queens County Democrats.

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Supreme Court won't take case of florist who refused service for same-sex couple

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 04:50

Supreme Court won't take case of florist who refused service for same-sex couple | 25 June 2018 | Just back after ruling in favor of a cake baker who refused to make a cake for a wedding celebration of a same-sex couple, the Supreme Court on Monday wiped away an opinion that went against a florist who declined to make an arrangement for a same-sex couple's marriage. In an unsigned order, the court sent the case back down to a lower court and asked it to revisit the florist's case in light of the ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop. The court's order suggests that while the justices want the lower court to take another look at the case given the court's most recent ruling, the justices themselves aren't ready to jump into the contentious debate for now.

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'2 Israeli missiles' strike near Damascus airport - Syrian state media

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 04:32

'2 Israeli missiles' strike near Damascus airport - Syrian state media | 26 June 2018 | Two missiles have reportedly landed in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. It was not immediately clear if the missiles were intercepted or if they hit their intended target. There were also no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. Besides pinning the blame on Israel, Syrian state TV provided no further details on the alleged strike that took place on Monday night.

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Students may need counseling after 'required' diversity training

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 19:58

Students may need counseling after 'required' diversity training | 22 June 2018 | Minnesota State University will have counselors standing by to comfort "student leaders" who have an "emotional response" after being required to attend a new diversity training. MSU announced Wednesday that two new 90-minute workshops on social justice and diversity are being implemented for "student leaders" this fall, noting that staff/faculty supervisors are expected to "make this training required." A supplementary document provided within the announcement, however, states that staff and faculty supervisors are "expected" to "make this training required for student leaders and stress the importance," as well as "encourage student interaction during the trainings" and "require students to complete pre- and post-training surveys."

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Trump: We must 'immediately' return undocumented immigrants 'with no judges or court cases'

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 06:42

Trump: We must 'immediately' return undocumented immigrants 'with no judges or court cases' | 24 June 2018 | President Trump on Sunday called for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. to be sent "back from where they came" without going through the judicial process in deportation cases. "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order," Trump tweeted. He added that U.S. immigration policy is "very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years" and "must be based on merit."

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Pentagon prepares to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 06:26

Pentagon prepares to build temporary camps at two military bases to house immigrants | 24 June 2018 | The Pentagon is preparing to build temporary camps for immigrants at two military bases, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday. The Pentagon had initially talked about four potential bases, but Mattis indicated the number is now two. The Pentagon last week said it would make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Protesters taunt DHS boss Kirstjen Nielsen outside her home

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 05:39

Protesters taunt DHS boss Kirstjen Nielsen outside her home | 23 June 2018 | A cabal of protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Virginia townhouse Friday morning, blasting audio of crying immigrant children and chanting "No justice, no sleep." The small crowd of about two dozen protesters was led by CREDO Action, a progressive grassroots organization...On Tuesday, Nielsen was chased out of a D.C.-area Mexican restaurant by another left-wing political activist group. The group included an employee of the U.S. Department of Justice, Fox News reported.

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Sarah Sanders kicked out of restaurant because of work for Trump

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 04:28

Sarah Sanders kicked out of restaurant because of work for Trump | 23 June 2018 | White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant on Friday night because she works for President Donald Trump. A co-owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, asked Ms Sanders and her family to leave as a protest against the Trump administration. Ms Sanders tweeted that "her actions say far more about her than about me". The incident comes days after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was booed at a Mexican restaurant in Washington DC.

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Texas-based Southwest Key Programs paid at least $458 million in 2018 to house unaccompanied migrant children; CEO paid $1.5 million

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 21:31

Deep State cheap labor con of the century, funded by US taxpayers: Texas-based Southwest Key Programs paid at least $458 million in 2018 to house unaccompanied migrant children; CEO paid $1.5 million | 22 June 2018 | The federal government's fight against illegal immigration has become a booming business for a non-profit housing at metro-Phoenix and Tucson shelters migrant children separated from their parents. Texas-based Southwest Key Programs was paid at least $458 million in fiscal 2018 to house unaccompanied children, as President Donald Trump's administration has enforced its "zero-tolerance" policy of prosecuting all who cross the border illegally... Southwest Key, which issued a statement Wednesday denouncing family separations, houses about 1,600 kids at 26 shelters in Arizona, California and Texas. Eight of its Arizona shelters house migrant children, according to the [so-called] non-profit, primarily from Guatemala...Now, the government is paying the organization $458 million...As Southwest Key's revenue has grown, so has compensation for Chief Executive Juan Sanchez. Sanchez's compensation has nearly doubled since 2016, according to the organization...The total 2017 package: $1.47 million.

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Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 20:13

Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades | 22 May 2018 | With cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say DeWayne Johnson probably has just months to live. Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate. On 18 June, Johnson, 46, will become the first person to take the global seed and chemical company to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products -- and his case has just received a major boost. Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson's cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

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US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 05:57

US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea | 22 June 2018 | The Pentagon announced Friday that the U.S. would indefinitely suspend two training exercises with South Korea as part of the Trump administration's push to negotiate for the removal of North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White said that the decision reached by Defense Secretary James Mattis and national security adviser John Bolton would be contingent on future "good faith" negotiations and developments with North Korea and Kim Jong Un's government.

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Supreme Court rules law enforcement needs warrant to search cellphone data

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 04:14

Supreme Court rules law enforcement needs warrant to search cellphone data | 22 June 2018 | The Supreme Court ruled Friday that law enforcement in most cases has to obtain a warrant in order to search and seize long-term cell phone records that would show a person's location. In a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the Fourth Amendment's protections against an unreasonable search protects people from having the government acquire their cell-site records from wireless providers in run-of-the-mill criminal investigations. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, to make up the majority. Justice Anthony Kennedy dissented along with conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.

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Former Kentucky police officer accused of making threats against President Trump

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:04

Former Kentucky police officer accused of making threats against President Trump | 21 June 2018 | A Greenbrier man is in custody after allegedly making threats on social media toward President Donald Trump. Andrew Long Ryan, 37, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for two counts of making threats against the president. Ryan remains in federal custody after being initially charged in a criminal complaint on June 18. Ryan, who was previously a training officer with the Bowling Green Police Department in Kentucky, allegedly made the threats on social media in May around the time of the president's visit to Nashville.

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President Trump Signs Order to End Family Separations at Border

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 06:54

President Trump Signs Order to End Family Separations at Border | 20 June 2018 | President Trump has signed an executive order that ends family separations at the southern border. Family separation has seen a recent uptick due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions's "zero-tolerance" policy for illegal entry at the U.S.-Mexico border. Because any illegal border crossing is prosecuted, parents and children are separated during the legal process. The president's action came after a second straight day of meeting with congressional Republicans.

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Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 06:08

Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance | 21 June 2018 | Attorney General Jeff Sessions disclosed Thursday that FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance. "Mr. Strzok as I understand has lost his security clearance," Sessions stated during a radio interview on "The Howie Carr Show." Sessions's remark comes after Strzok's attorney confirmed on Tuesday that the counterintelligence agent was escorted from the FBI building amid an internal review of his conduct.

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'We're coming for you too, Chloe': Donald Trump Jr's daughter Chloe threatened on Twitter by Canadian TV writer after Peter Fonda faces Secret Service probe over threat to Barron

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 02:58

'We're coming for you too, Chloe': Donald Trump Jr's daughter Chloe threatened on Twitter by Canadian TV writer after Peter Fonda faces Secret Service probe over threat to Barron --A Canadian TV writer threatened Donald Trump Jr's four-year-old daughter | 21 June 2018 | Chloe Trump, the 4-year-old daughter of Donald Trump Jr., is the latest member of the Trump family to be threatened via Twitter. Pat Dussault, a Canadian TV writer, wrote, 'Don't worry, we're coming for Chloe, too' on the social media website. Threats have been more and more visible against the kids in the Trump family as President Donald Trump deals with a firestorm about migrant children that has engulfed his administration. The since-deleted tweet from Dussault has been captured by screen grabs and the Secret Service have reportedly been informed of the post, Yahoo! News reports. The threat to President Trump's grandchild follows a threat actor Peter Fonda made against 12-year-old Barron Trump, the president's youngest child.

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