Electronics

Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill. In his victory speech, Gianforte admitted to the attack and apologized for it. “I shouldn’t have treated that reporter that way,” he told supporters at his rally here. The victory,…

In NATO Speech, Trump Is Vague About Mutual Defense Pledge – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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The investigation of Jared Kushner fits a very troubling pattern – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Jared Kushner has just been revealed as the senior White House adviser who is under investigation in the Russia probe — which is news that comes as little surprise. Indeed, when The Washington Post reported last week that a then-unnamed top Trump adviser was a focus, many quickly assumed it was Kushner. But while those assumptions were based on his known contacts with Russians and his status as one of few…

Found at the Scene in Manchester: Shrapnel, a Backpack and a Battery – New York Times

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

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Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump’s travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed…

Polls close in Montana, with both sides seeing possible roads to victory – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Polls closed in Montana Thursday evening with both Democrats and Republicans seeing possible roads to victory in the state’s special congressional election. Turnout patterns, late-breaking news, and a notoriously slow-paced ballot count had turned what once seemed to be a safe Republican seat into one Democrats hoped they could snatch away. Nonetheless, Democrats prepared to claim victory no matter the outcome. A win for the Democrat, ­cowboy-poet…

Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump’s Revised Travel Ban – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Trump calls for investigation of US leaks in Manchester bombing probe – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

LONDON — President Trump on Thursday denounced U.S. leaks about Britain’s investigation of the Manchester terrorist bombing as “deeply troubling” and asked the Justice Department and other agencies to launch a full investigation. Leaks from the ongoing probe — including the publication of crime-scene photos in the New York Times and the naming of the suspected bomber by U.S. broadcasters — have provoked ire from British officials. In response to…

Trump chastises fellow NATO members, demands they meet payment obligations – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

BRUSSELS — President Trump exported the confrontational, nationalist rhetoric of his campaign across the Atlantic on Thursday, shaming European leaders for not footing more of the bill for their own defenses and lecturing them to stop taking advantage of U.S. taxpayers. Speaking in front of a twisted shard of the World Trade Center at NATO’s gleaming new headquarters in Brussels, Trump upbraided America’s longtime allies for “not paying what they…

In the Fight Against the Islamic State, US Airstrikes Have Killed Hundreds and Possibly Thousands of Civilians – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Montana GOP Candidate’s Assault Charge Hangs Over Tight Special Election – NPR

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on Tuesday in Great Falls, Montana. On Wednesday, Gianforte was charged with assaulting a reporter. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talks with supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on Tuesday in Great Falls, Montana. On Wednesday, Gianforte was charged…

Manchester attack: UK halts sharing bombing intel with US – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The Daily 202: Five fresh setbacks for Republicans, who just can’t catch a break – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: Republicans just cannot catch a break, but many of their wounds are self-inflicted. – Greg Gianforte, the Republican nominee in today’s special congressional election in Montana, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly “body slamming” a reporter for the Guardian. Gianforte, who has been seen as the favorite in the race to succeed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, faces a maximum $500 fine or six…

Manchester attack: Police not sharing information with US – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Image copyright New York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attack Police investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was…

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

BEIJING — China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge to Beijing’s claims to the waters since President Donald Trump took office. China’s Defense Ministry told reporters that it had sought an explanation with U.S. officials over the incident, which Beijing said involved the USS Dewey and took…

US air strike on IS killed 105 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption This photo taken on 26 March shows houses destroyed in the area The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March. US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a “precision-guided munition”. However, the strike detonated explosives that militants…

Fox News crew ‘watched in disbelief’ as Montana’s Greg Gianforte ‘slammed’ and ‘began punching’ reporter – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Fox News reporter provided a vivid eyewitness account late Wednesday of an attack on a reporter by Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte that led to him being cited for assault by the county sheriff and to lose his endorsements from two Montana newspapers ahead of the special election set for Thursday. Both papers, the Missoulian and the Billings Gazette, issued scathing denunciations of Gianforte. The alleged assault took place…

The Latest: Official says police will stop sharing with US – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing. (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The head of Manchester police says raids and searches across the city have uncovered items believed important to the investigation into the bombing at Manchester Arena. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins added that the eight suspects detained so far were “significant” arrests, without elaborating. He said Thursday the searches will take several more…

Live Updates: Trump Is in Brussels, and Disagreement on Russia… – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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New CBO score triggers backlash – The Hill

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Republican healthcare bill would result in 23 million fewer people with insurance over a decade, steep premium increases for older people and price hikes for many people with pre-existing conditions, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Wednesday. The long-awaited analysis of the ObamaCare repeal bill found that a controversial amendment from Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) — added at the last minute to secure conservative votes — would have…

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