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Trump’s Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level Yet in New NBC News/WSJ Poll – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has declined to the lowest point of his presidency, and nearly half of voters want their vote in the 2018 midterms to be a message for more Democrats in Congress to check Trump and congressional Republicans, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty eight percent of Americans say they approve of Trump’s job performance — down five points since…

Hundreds of thousands of pro-Spanish demonstrators turn out in Barcelona – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

BARCELONA — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards on Sunday came out here to show they were against an independent state in Catalonia and for the central government’s takeover of the breakaway republic. And, many added, they wanted to see the leaders of the attempted secession punished. It was not so much a protest, as a victory march. They believed they had won. There would be no “Republic of Catalonia.” As the…

Trump team’s response to Russia news: Focus on Clinton, leaks or anything else – Politico

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Mariella Frostrup (not pictured) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Oct. 15 in Cheltenham, England. | Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Caught off guard by reports of criminal charges in the Russia probe, Trump advisers sought to keep up their political attacks and divert attention from allegations of Russian collusion. By ANNIE KARNI 10/28/2017 03:29 PM EDT The White House has been anticipating…

Superstorm Sandy hammered the East Coast 5 years ago – PennLive.com

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy, also called Superstorm Sandy, hammered the East Coast in October 2012. The storm made landfall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, sending floodwaters pouring across the densely populated barrier islands of Long Island and the Jersey shore. In New York City the storm surge hit nearly 14 feet, swamping the city’s subway and commuter rail tunnels and knocking out power to the southern third of Manhattan. Sandy…

The Latest: Tens of thousands call for Spanish unity – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying Spanish and official “senyera” Catalan flags, have gathered on a central Barcelona boulevard in a call for Spain’s unity. The atmosphere was festive, as many cheered politicians and central government officials who joined the march. Some chanted “Puigdemont, to jail!” referring to the ousted regional leader…

White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee – CNN

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Trump team’s response to Russia news: Focus on Clinton, leaks or anything else – Politico

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Mariella Frostrup (not pictured) at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Oct. 15 in Cheltenham, England. | Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Caught off guard by reports of criminal charges in the Russia probe, Trump advisers sought to keep up their political attacks and divert attention from allegations of Russian collusion. By ANNIE KARNI 10/28/2017 03:29 PM EDT The White House has been anticipating…

Mogadishu car bombs leave at least 19 dead – CNN

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont ‘welcome’ to run in poll – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Media captionSarah Rainsford met protesters in Madrid who are calling for a united Spain The Spanish government has said it would welcome the participation of sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in new elections. The central government in Madrid has ordered that fresh elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia should take place in December. It stripped Catalonia of its autonomy after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence. Mr Puigdemont…

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has campaigned for a military buildup against the threat from the North, and Japan sits on a stockpile of nuclear material that could power an arsenal of 6,000 weapons. Last Sunday, he won a commanding majority in parliamentary elections, fueling his hopes of revising the nation’s pacifist Constitution. This brutal calculus over how to respond to North Korea is taking place in a region where several…

Trump lawyers scramble to prepare for new stage of Russia probe – Politico

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Attorneys close to the case said they were discussing whether the indictment in the investigation by special counsel Robert was for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn or former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The president’s legal team is bracing for the first charges just five months into the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 10/28/2017 12:31 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s…

‘White Lives Matter’ rallies: Opponents outnumber white nationalists at Tennessee shout fests – USA TODAY

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE White nationalist groups will gather in Tennessee for ‘White Lives Matter’ rallies. video by Michael Schwab/Tennessean White nationalist protesters prepare to march in Shelbyville, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2017.(Photo: Natalie Allison / The Tennessean) MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Opponents outnumbered white nationalists Saturday in peaceful “White Lives Matter” rallies in Tennessee that were punctuated by taunts and chants from both sides. In Shelbyville, the site of the first rally,…

Third quarter’s strong economic growth could boost GOP tax effort – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The U.S. economy expanded at a strong 3 percent rate this summer, advancing President Trump’s goal of faster economic growth and potentially providing a tail wind to Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code. The robust pace of economic growth defied analysts’ expectations that activity might slow in the third quarter, from July through September, because of Hurricane Harvey. The economy had grown at a 3.1 percent pace in the spring as…

Catalan leaders removed, Spain asserts control over breakaway region – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

BARCELONA — Spain on Saturday began to assert control over Catalonia, sacking the Catalan president, his ministers, diplomats, police chiefs and transferring all authority to the central government in Madrid. But it was an open question who was really in charge of the breakaway region in the hours after a divided Catalan parliament declared independence. Catalonia’s secessionist president did not appear in public, but issued a prerecorded call for citizens…

Dem governors push back against GOP tax reform plan – The Hill

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Democratic governors of New York and California staked their opposition to the GOP’s tax reform plan on Friday, saying the plan would lead to major tax increases for residents in their states. In a joint conference call with reporters, Govs. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) and Jerry Brown (Calif.) accused the Trump administration of using the tax code to punish blue states that supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal: Trump-tied data firm reaching out…

First Charges Filed in US Special Counsel’s Russia Investigation: Report – Fortune

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

(WASHINGTON, Oct 27) – A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. The indictment was sealed under orders from a federal judge so it was not clear what the charges were or who the target was, the source said, adding that it could be unsealed as early…

Judge rebukes handling of JFK records – Politico

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

The federal judge who oversaw the collection of government documents on John F. Kennedy’s assassination called it “disappointing” that President Donald Trump is holding back so many of the records while the CIA, FBI and other agencies review them. “I just don’t think there is anything in these records that require keeping them secret now,” John Tunheim, who from 1992 to 1998 chaired a congressionally established board that reviewed all…

Citizen Obama, welcome to jury duty – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Former president Barack Obama speaks at a rally in support of Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey in Newark on Oct. 19. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama has turned heads, images of him slipping into a Broadway play with his elder daughter, Malia, and kitesurfing with billionaire Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands were shared on social media…

Hundreds march against Catalan independence in Barcelona after PM’s crackdown – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain –Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain.  Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags.  Spanish PM fires Catalan government after vote for independence In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving its parliament and calling for a new regional election…

Week 23: Mueller Bombs Trump’s Big Week – Politico

Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fortified by news in the Washington Post that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid the oppo-research outfit Fusion GPS to produce the Steele Dossier, President Donald Trump overran his opponents’ positions this week. Splattering them with half-truths and hyperbole, Trump charged that “the whole Russian thing” was a “hoax” and an excuse for Democrats unwilling to accept that they lost the election. Then he rolled in a…

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