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GOP candidate in Montana race charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly body-slamming reporter – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

MISSOULA, Mont. — Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election, was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a reporter for the Guardian who had been trying to ask him a question. Gianforte, who is seen as the slight favorite in a race that ends Thursday, left what was supposed to be a final campaign rally at his Bozeman headquarters without making remarks. The Gallatin County sheriff’s…

Hunt for Manchester Bombing Accomplices Extends to Libya – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill. The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats, patient advocates, health industry officials and some business groups, is likely to complicate Republicans’ push to pass a companion bill…

GOP Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, CBO Says – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Police Step Up Search for Co-Conspirators in Manchester Bombing – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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With Gift and in Conversation, Vatican Presses Trump on Climate Change – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Prepare for the weirdest Election Day in history, after a candidate allegedly body-slams a reporter – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

This article has been updated. In a few hours, polls open across the state of Montana for a special House election to replace Ryan Zinke, who was tapped by President Trump to serve as secretary of the interior. Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in that race, closed out his electoral push in a particularly unorthodox way, allegedly body-slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground after being asked about the…

Sessions didn’t disclose meetings with Russian officials on security clearance form – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not reveal meetings with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance to serve as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement official. Sessions came under fire earlier this year for not disclosing to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing that, as the senator from Alabama, he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential election when he was also serving as…

Younger brother of Manchester bomber was ‘planning to stage an attack’ in Libya, authorities say – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The police chief leading the investigation into a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert said Wednesday that the attacker did not act alone and that authorities are trying to unravel a wider web of plotters. “It’s very clear that this is a network we are investigating,” said Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. The comments — which came as British troops fanned out across…

The Pope’s Gifts to Trump Send Some Clear Messages – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Exclusive – Hate the tweets, love the agenda: US Senate’s McConnell on Trump – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he does not yet know how Republicans will amass the votes needed to pass legislation now being crafted to dismantle Obamacare, but expressed some optimism on another top priority, overhauling the tax code. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, McConnell said healthcare and taxes still top the Republican legislative agenda, and he added that he will not reach out to…

Sean Hannity, a Murder and Why Fake News Endures – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Trump sounds exactly how you’d expect in his chat with strongman Duterte – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Manchester bombing probe seeks ‘network’ of suspects as Britain tightens security – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The police chief leading the investigation into a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert said Wednesday that the attacker had not acted alone and authorities were trying to unravel a wider web of plotters. “It’s very clear that this is a network we are investigating,” said Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.  Hopkins said police had taken at least four people into custody, including…

Britain says Manchester bomber ‘likely’ had accomplices as focus turns to Libya visits – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — Britain’s domestic security chief said Wednesday it was “likely” that the bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue was not acting alone, underscoring the expanded security measures as the nation’s threat level was raised to its highest point. Home Secretary Amber Rudd did not provide details on possible associates of the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi. But she told the BBC that security services — which…

Amid turmoil, is Fox News losing its perch as cable news leader? – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fox News once again found itself at the center of a media storm Tuesday as it retracted a story pushing a right-wing conspiracy theory that a Democratic National Committee staffer may have been killed because he provided emails to WikiLeaks. The story had been heavily promoted by popular Fox News host Sean Hannity, who said he is trying to “find the truth” about the July 10 unsolved killing of Seth…

Pope welcomes Trump at the Vatican despite past disagreements – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump here Wednesday morning to the cradle of Roman Catholicism, delivering a message of peace even as he stands as the world’s moral counter to the new American president’s nationalist agenda. The two men met in the pope’s private study for nearly half an hour, joined only by an interpreter, with the pontiff, in his white papal dress and adorned only with a…

Former CIA chief Brennan had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress that U.S. intelligence found contact between Russian officials and people involved with Donald Trump’s campaign at a time in 2016 when the Russians were “brazenly” interfering in the presidential election. “I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known…

Poor and disabled big losers in Trump budget; military wins – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — The poor and the disabled are big losers in President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal while the Pentagon is a big winner. Trump’s plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The proposal also includes big cuts in Social Security’s disability program. Defense spending and border security would get significant boosts. The…

Fox News Retracts Story Linking Murder of DNC Aide to 2016 Presidential Campaign – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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