May 2017 / 31 posts found

South Carolina Democrat’s Poll Shows Progress Against GOP Rival

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The margin is an improvement from a 16-point deficit in March, according to a summary of the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research Group polling obtained by HuffPost that wasfirst reported by The Washington Post. The special election to fill the seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will occur the same day Democrats hope to take control of Georgias 6th Congressional District, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel, with polls showing him ahead but in a close contest. The political fundamentals of the South Carolina district make it clear why Democrats are wary of jumping [...]

Furious Bryce Harper Charges Mound In Bench-Clearing Memorial Day Brawl

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Harper pointed his bat at the Giants pitcher, charged the mound and hurled his batting helmet at Strickland, which sailed way wide. Strickland and Harper each landed solid punches before the two teams met at the mound and players jostled with one another. It was unclear whether Strickland intended to hit Harper. But the last time the two met, during the 2014 division playoff series,Harper belted home runs off Strickland in two separate games. Before the Nationals departed for a West Coast swing, Harper

Ex-CIA Director Slams Jared Kushner’s ‘Hubris’ And ‘Ignorance’

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Hayden wants to chalk up the stunning plan to naivete rather than evil intentions but thats not reassuring, he said in an interview on CNN. Hayden was commenting on reports, which first appeared in The Washington Post Friday, that Kushner discussed last December establishing a secret communication channel with the Kremlin using Russian facilities without any monitoring by the U.S. Kushner emerged last Thursday as a person of interest in the FBIs investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. What degree of suspicion of the existing government, what degree of contempt for the administration they were replacing would [...]

Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

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On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support theParis climate deal next week. A source who has been in contact with people involved in the decision told Reuters a couple of meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations and others about the climate agreement ahead of Trumps expected announcement later in the week. It was unclear whether those meetings would still take place. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with [...]

New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

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Under the Back the Blue Act, introduced on May 16 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the Senate and Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in the House, suing cops in federal court for violating the constitutional rights of civilians will be limited. So,even if the individual can prove their rights were violated by an officer, police departments would be able to claim an individuals injuries were a result of that persons conduct which, to quote the bill, more likely than not, constituted a felony or a crime of violence. Both caveats would have brash consequences for civilians particularly black and Latinx [...]

The Most Futile Fight In Washington: Authorizing Wars

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WASHINGTON At a time when health care reform and Russia investigations are sucking all the oxygen out of Congress, two senators a Republican and a Democrat filed into a small press gallery on Thursday to try and shine a spotlight on another pressing matter: war. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced against the Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban. It would give Congress new oversight over military action against those groups and over the countries in which U.S. bombings can take place. It would also repeal old AUMFs still in effect. The senators and it went [...]

DJIs Cute $499 Spark Drone | Crunch Report

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DJIs tiny new Spark drone is $499 and kind of a big deal Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkeys board

U.S. Leaks About Manchester Attack Raise Concern In U.K.

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Hours before U.K. authorities divulged such facts as the nature of the attack after an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, media outlets citing unnamed U.S. officials briefed on the incident had already revealed them. The leaks continued into Tuesday, even after the Manchester police leader asked people not to speculate or share information that doesnt come from official sources. It happens sometimes when a larger partner like America assists on an investigation like this one, the official, who asked not to be identified because he lacks permission to speak with the press, told BuzzFeed. You know you are [...]

These Before And After Images Show The Startling Effects Of Climate Change

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A United Nations-backed study published in January, for example, concluded that unless we take swift action to curb greenhouse gas emissions,

Tomi Lahren Lectured ‘Snowflakes’ About Holding A Job. It Didn’t Go Well.

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In comments many found lacking in self-awareness given the very public spat she just had with her former employer, Lahren suggested the Notre Dame grads would struggle to hold a job. Lahren and The Blaze settled earlier this month and she was released from her contract with the network.