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Second Dem Senator Backs Haspel For CIA Director

Manchin was first. The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) has announced he will support President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, increasing her chances of being confirmed. Donnelly said in a statement Saturday he believes that Haspel “has learned from the past, and that the CIA under her leadership can help our country confront serious international threats ...

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LIVE VIDEO: 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Finals

NBC News reports: Today, the EU is more fragile than at any point since its founding in 1993, and yet Eurovision is still one of the highest rated global events of the year, beating out more U.S.-centric events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl handily. Eurovision encourages songs to stay “universal” in their messaging.  But most that perform are ...

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Robot Security Dogs To Go On Sale Next Year [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research. Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert said Friday that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year, likely ...

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Giuliani Spawns New Furor Over AT&T Scandal

CNN reports: Rudy Giuliani just contradicted the White House and the Justice Department on a very sensitive subject: The AT&T-Time Warner deal. All along, the government has said that President Trump was not involved in blocking the $85 billion bid. Lawyers and White House aides have batted away speculation about improper political interference. But on Friday night, Giuliani cast new ...

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Sheldon Adelson Commits $30M To GOP Midterms

Fox News reports: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with ...

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OKLAHOMA: NRA Vows To Unseat GOP Gov. Mary Fallin After Veto Of No-Permit Or Training Open Carry Gun Bill

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State ...

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Russian Facebook Ads Sought To Inflame Racial Discord

USA Today reports: The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, which is at the center of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s February ...

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Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Protecting Trans Inmates: Prisoners To By Housed By “Biological Sex”

Buzzfeed News reports:  The Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules that allowed transgender inmates to use facilities that match their gender identity, including cell blocks and bathrooms, thereby reversing course on an Obama administration effort to protect transgender prisoners from sexual abuse and assault. The Bureau of Prisons now “will use biological sex” to make initial determinations in the ...

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Iranian Leader Trolls Trump With Fire And Fury Photo

CBS News reports: Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shared an image of himself reading the Persian-language edition of Michael Wolff’s 2018 book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” on Friday, just days after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement. Wolff’s bombshell exposé on the Trump administration shot to the top of Amazon’s ...

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Trump Advisers Slam Nielsen As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s frustration with Kirstjen Nielsen, which boiled over Wednesday in a Cabinet meeting tirade, has been growing for weeks — stoked by associates who have privately made the case that she’s a closeted “never Trumper” who still doesn’t fully back his agenda. Trump’s advisers have been increasingly criticizing the Homeland Security chief in private conversations with ...

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