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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Subaru has issued a recall for the 2019 Subaru Ascent because some of the vehicles may be missing crucial spot welds on the B-pillar, per Consumer Reports. This isn't exactly the kind of thing you can correct with a quick pop over to the dealer, so to fix the issue, the automaker is just giving every affected owner a new vehicle.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Missouri Democrats created a firestorm of controversy in June when their leaders added an amendment to the party's platform aimed at welcoming candidates who oppose abortion rights. On Saturday, the party's central committee reversed course and voted unanimously to remove the anti-abortion language. "We made a mistake," said Annie Rice, an alderwoman in St. Louis who tried unsuccessfully in June to block the amendment from being added to the platform. "Abortion is a legal healthcare procedure, and as a party we must support access."


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was projected to easily win the Democratic nomination for a third term Tuesday – though Sanders was expected to decline the nomination and run as an independent in November's general election. Under Vermont law, Sanders cannot appear on the November ballot as both a Democrat and an independent. In his previous U.S. Senate races, in 2012 and 2006, he declined the Democratic nomination but accepted the formal endorsement of the state's Democratic Party. read more


Congress wanted to honor the ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. President Donald Trump did not. In extended remarks during a visit to Fort Drum in upstate New York to sign the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 -- this year's version of an annual bill that sets defense policy -- Trump chose not to mention the former prisoner of war and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman who is battling brain cancer. He even omitted McCain's name when citing the title of the bill. read more


Donald Trump has called Omarosa a "dog" and a "crying lowlife" in a wild Twitter attack. The attack on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is a marked step-up after days of vicious attacks ahead of the release of her book. That book, named Unhinged, includes a whole range of explosive allegations including suggestions that there are recordings of the president using the n-word during recordings of The Apprentice. Ms Manigault Newman came to fame as a contestant on that show, before the president invited her to work in the White House. On Twitter, Trump had said Kelly had called her a "loser & nothing but problems," but he himself had tried to save her job -- because he liked her public comments about him. "I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!" Trump tweeted. read more


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