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Biden disses Clinton: ‘I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.’ – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Hillary Clinton greets Vice President Biden on the tarmac at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa., on Aug. 15, 2016. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Former vice president Joe Biden stirred the Democratic pot a little bit on Thursday night. Appearing at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, the possible 2020 presidential candidate weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy in a way that Clinton supporters sure won’t like. “I never…

What Trump Needs to Tell the Middle East – Politico

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s first priority on his maiden voyage as president must be to restore trust between the United States and its longstanding partners in the Middle East. America’s friends and allies in the region are eager for calm after years of turmoil and mutual suspicions under Presidents Bush and Obama. But it would be a mistake for Trump to ignore the Middle East’s deep dysfunction in his search for a…

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation – CNN

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Stockholm (CNN)Sweden is dropping its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape allegations, according to a prosecution statement released Friday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/28/wikileaks-assange.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_24′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo === true)…

Trump to Make a Complicated Pitch to the Muslim World – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay Trump’s complicated pitch to the Muslim World Wanna get away? Well, President Trump is doing exactly that later this afternoon, when he departs on a weeklong trip to the Middle East and Europe. His first stop is Saudi Arabia,…

Trump once denounced Saudi Arabia as extremist. Now he’s heading there to promote moderate Islam. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

This Friday, President Trump will arrive in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip as leader of the United States. During his time in the Saudi kingdom, Trump is planning to lead an address to around 50 Muslim leaders and take part in a debate about how to promote moderate Islam. According to White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster, the president will “deliver an inspiring but direct speech on the…

Donald Trump just staked his presidency on 4 words – CNN

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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Sweden drops Assange rape allegation, but Britain says WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

LONDON — Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, closing a nearly seven-year legal saga that led the WikiLeaks founder to seek sanctuary in Ecuador’s embassy in London. But British police said that Assange still faces arrest on charges of jumping bail if he walks out of diplomatic protection, which Assange claims is needed to keep him from being extradited to the United…

Amid White House crisis, Pence tries to avoid political fray – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence has tiptoed gingerly through the chaos engulfing the White House — offering loyalty to his boss, while trying to avoid the spreading stain of scandal. It hasn’t been easy, and it’s getting harder by the day. While some conservatives view Pence as a calming force in an administration mired in turmoil, Democrats are eager to tie him to President Donald Trump’s vulnerabilities. The appointment…

5 things to watch on Trump’s foreign trip – Politico

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

President Donald Trump departs today for his first foreign trip, a nine-day voyage that will take him across the Middle East and Western Europe. Although the trip will be shadowed by Trump’s growing problems at home, it could shape his foreign policy in important and lasting ways. Trump will encounter a slew of thorny foreign policy issues on his trip, which features stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, a G7 meeting…

Chris Cornell memorials pop up across Seattle, birthplace of grunge – CBS News

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

SEATTLE — Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, somber songs helped cement the city’s place in rock history. One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell’s band Soundgarden was named. “It’s really sad that he could never find peace in his life,” said Chad White, who came to the…

Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash – CNN

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he had shared secrets with the Russians. He denied this as well. Comey associates this week revealed…

Navy vet plows pedestrians in Times Square; 1 teen killed, 22 hurt, officials say – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and screaming before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die, two law enforcement officials said. Helpless pedestrians had little time to react as…

Chinese jets intercept US aircraft over East China Sea, US says – BBC News

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption File picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft, the US military said. The US WC-135 plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea. One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the US aircraft, According to US officials cited…

Can Mike Pence escape the controversies engulfing the White House? – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share As President Donald Trump deals with the self-inflicted scandals and White House turmoil, Republicans are already thinking about how to prep his understudy. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60 Vice President Mike Pence walks through the US Capitol shortly before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to give a briefing to Senators about his appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia…

Perry Farrell: Chris Cornell Had ‘God-Given Talent’ – RollingStone.com

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

Perry Farrell paid tribute to his friend Chris Cornell, who died by suicide Wednesday night at the age of 52. The Jane’s Addiction frontman unveiled personal stories about them spending time together on the road and beyond, in a touching interview with Variety. Related Chris Cornell: 8 Great Acoustic Covers Hear late Soundgarden singer try his hand at favorites by the Beatles, Metallica, Michael Jackson and more Farrell said he…

One killed and 22 injured when a car plows into pedestrians in New York’s Times Square – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

A U.S. Navy veteran with a history of drunk driving arrests plowed through crowds of pedestrians along New York’s bustling Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 22 others, authorities said. The incident sparked pandemonium in one of the city’s busiest tourist and leisure centers, as bloodied victims were hauled away on stretchers and the vehicle lay upended and steaming on a sidewalk. Officials said early…

Trump says special counsel appointment ‘hurts our country’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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