One week. 52 senators. Can Mitch McConnell get it done?

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The math isn’t there yet for Mitch McConnell. The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare — and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 “yes” votes. Protesters dragged away from senator’s office …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them as far as North America. …

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Rep. Jacky Rosen to challenge Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada

June 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is expected to run for Senate in Nevada, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, according to sources. The National Republican Senatorial Committee quickly criticized Rosen’s announcement and name-checked senior Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, a favorite Republican punching bag. “With today’s news, Jacky Rosen confirmed to Nevadans the only reason she’s in elected office is to serve her own …

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Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says

June 19, 2017

(CNN)Rambunctious third-graders filled a classroom in Seattle on a crisp autumn day. One of the students dropped his backpack, and horror ensued. Weiser treated that third-grader’s gunshot wound while completing a fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Washington in 2011. “That would have an impact in the home — where, again, properly secure it — but even if the child or young adult does find the gun, they can’t use it because …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)America is edging ever closer to a new long, national nightmare, given President Donald Trump’s explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power. Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him. The higher the pressure, the more defiant the President becomes. The tweet sparked …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… concerned about their own safety are now talking about the need to conduct political debate in a more civil way. Many connected the shooting rampage to the fearsome tone of current political rhetoric, since the shooter, James Hodgkinson, from Illinois, left anti-Trump screeds on his social media page. “The poisonous atmosphere in Washington and the polarization in our country causes warped, twisted minds to do terrible things,” Maine Sen. Susan Collins told CNN on Thursday. …

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It’d be shocking if the Warriors went to the White House

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)It would be quite a shock and seriously awkward if the Golden State Warriors went to the White House for the customary congratulations from the President. He went on a post-election rant at a team news conference where expressed his disappointment that “the man who’s going to lead you has used racist, misogynist words.” …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act. Since his …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them. The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran. Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or …

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Russia cloud settles in over Trump’s White House

June 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Russia “cloud” is growing over President Donald Trump and threatening to wreck another week for the embattled White House as one of his closest allies tries to avoid a public spectacle on Capitol Hill. RELATED: Source: Sessions’ plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members Trump makes surprise visit at couple’s wedding Trump Jr.: No ambiguity in my father’s orders …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor, even as US Cabinet officials said their blockade is hurting the campaign against ISIS. In doing so, the President’s tone, if not his message, clashed with his most senior national security officials, highlighting the often mixed messages emerging from his administration since the Qatar crisis began Tuesday. …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started — with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey’s prepared testimony Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump’s request for …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

… until 2027. Join us on Twitter and Facebook At this time in our country, thank goodness there is a desire to fight. Not just in Washington, but around the country.And when it comes to fighting back against healthcare “reform” that will result in millions of people with pre-existing conditions losing their coverage, or efforts to roll back environmental regulations that protect our air and drinking water and provide opportunities to empower and encourage the growth in clean …

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Qatari ambassador: ‘Stories about Qatar financing terrorism are fabricated’

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)Qatar’s ambassador to the United States on Monday shut down reports that his nation supports Islamist extremist groups. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBE GURU – Legally “Steal” 300+ UDEMY Best courses worth $23,585 – for Just $5 BE GURU – Legally “Steal” 300+ UDEMY Best courses worth $23,585 – for Just $5 Now You Can Legally Have an Entire Library of 300+ Make Money Online Courses Worth Over $23,585! STOP WASTE TIME and MONEY for …

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5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products[ASTROBLU] Maily.Club PRO – Lifetime Cloud Autoresponder come with 30 days money-back …

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Gulf rift over Qatar could complicate US goals in Mideast

June 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)A feud among Washington’s closest Gulf allies could disrupt US efforts to fight ISIS and counter Iran in the Middle East over the long term, even as Trump administration officials insist the rift will have no immediate impact. Tillerson: It’s important GCC remains unified …

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USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

… team and Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team. Cooke was also building the Los Angeles Forum indoor arena, and had an ownership interest in the Washington Redskins American Football team. But as often happens with a new business idea, two rival camps of sports entrepreneurs emerged. It meant that a duelling, politically combative pair of leagues came alive at the same time, both seeking control of the marketplace and of the game. Image copyright Mikey Rito/Courtesy of Chicago Sun-Times Image …

May 27, 2017
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Reports: Jared Kushner a ‘focus’ in Russia probe

Washington (CNN)The investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is partly focusing on Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a key aide, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products(2016) VTG Special – SocialRobot (Monthly) New 4-Step Blueprint Reveals How To Rank Simple Videos On Page 1 of Google and Profit $500-$1000 Per Month Each… New 6-Step Blueprint Shows You How To Rank In Google in …

May 27, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… to their definition, not the other side’s definition.” Trust One of the most difficult challenges facing Trump is trust between the two parties involved, according to former US Envoy to the Middle East, Dennis Ross. Ross, a William Davidson distinguished fellow and counselor at the Washington Institute, helped establish the 1995 Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the 1997 Hebron Accord. A part of both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton …

May 23, 2017
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Philippines’ Duterte looks to strengthen ties with trip to Moscow

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will depart on an official five-day visit to Moscow Monday, as part of an effort to realign his country’s foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States. Under Duterte, who took office in June 2016, the Philippines has made overtures toward Beijing and Moscow — seeing the countries as a source of much-needed investment — and away from the US, which, despite a mutual defense treaty, Duterte regards as unreliable and …

May 22, 2017
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Seth Meyers on Paul Ryan and keeping up with the news cycle

(CNN)Seth Meyers may have issued an on-air invite to House Speaker Paul Ryan, but the “Late Night” host is not holding his breath waiting for the RSVP. Being turned down by prospective Republican guests is nothing new for Meyers. Back in October, just weeks before Donald Trump would win the election, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” did four nights of shows from Washington D.C. and found it difficult to book Republican guests — despite, as Meyers put it, …

May 22, 2017
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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel’s leaders announced Friday. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the …

May 21, 2017
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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

May 20, 2017
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NAACP dismisses its president in ‘systemwide refresh’

Washington (CNN)The NAACP is shaking up its leadership, voting to dismiss its president, Cornell William Brooks, in what it called a “system-wide refresh.” “The NAACP intends to aggressively and nimbly respond to the current climate of political unrest, as well as the assaults upon human and civil rights that threaten our very democracy, as only it can,” the NAACP said in a release Friday. “To do so demands that the board of the NAACP ensure that organization has …

May 20, 2017
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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

Washington (CNN)Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump’s crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success. The President embarks on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the most tumultuous and damaging weeks any President has had to endure. The appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether there was any collusion between Trump aides and the Kremlin’s …

May 19, 2017
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