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Saturday, August 17, 2019

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Log Cabin Republicans chairman Robert Kabel and vice chair Jill Homan credited Trump with "removing gay rights as a wedge issue from the old Republican playbook" and "taking bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community." read more


Trump Drags Rashida Tlaib's Grandma Into His Latest Twitter Attack. Donald Trump's ad hominem attacks took a new turn on Friday when he used Rashida Tlaib's grandmother as an excuse to insult the Democratic congresswoman from Michigan. He said the only winner in the congresswoman's battle with the Israeli government is her grandmother who "doesn't have to see her now!" read more


Barack Obama has vowed to remain neutral during the Democratic primary, opting to counsel any candidate who approaches him, and eventually to throw his weight behind the Democratic nominee. But the former president does appear to have at least one strong personal investment in the primary: ensuring his ex-veep doesn't tarnish his reputation on the campaign trail. read more


Friday, August 16, 2019

Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described the El Paso massacre and other mass shootings as "violence from the left." read more


NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway ... Seasonal forecasters with NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have increased the likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 45% (up from 30% from the outlook issued in May). The likelihood of near-normal activity is now at 35%, and the chance of below-normal activity has dropped to 20%. read more


The outlook of a Saturday far-right rally in Portland, Oregon is uncertain after some of its key organizers dropped out or faced arrest. read more


The New York City medical examiner said on Friday that Jeffrey Epstein's death in a federal jail cell was a suicide, confirming he had hanged himself. read more


Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her. read more


Gibraltar has freed an Iranian oil tanker detained last month on suspicion of sanctions-busting, despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities. read more


Australia has given the final approval for construction to begin on a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani. The mine, in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has been the subject of years of hold-ups over environmental approvals. read more


These skivvies are skeevy. Nearly half of Americans have worn the same pair of underwear for two or more days, according to a survey by apparel maker Tommy John. read more


A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. read more


Two trends in Maine show the precarious future for the U.S., which seems woefully unequipped to handle a rapidly aging population. read more


Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists are shunning the country as a holiday destination, and companies from Tiffany to Hyatt Hotels are counting the cost. read more


Redial: North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling a breakdown in dialogue "completely the fault of South Korea's actions". It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. read more


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