Politics

CANADA: Straight Pride Flag Roils Small Town [VIDEO]

CTV News reports: The man who petitioned the government of a small village in New Brunswick to raise a ‘straight pride’ flag says he’s disappointed the flag was later taken down. “Why should I not be allowed to fly my flag?” Glenn Bishop told CTV Atlantic. “That’s disgraceful. This is discrimination against straight people.” The flag was raised Sunday, next …

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NEVADA: 12 Family Members Of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Blast Him As Lying Carpetbagger In Op-Ed

Talking Points Memo reports: Adam Laxalt, the Republican running for governor in Nevada, was targeted by 12 of his family members in a brutal op-ed detailing the personal and professional reasons they say he is unfit for office. Laxalt is no stranger to familial drama, having been fathered by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) with the much-younger daughter of his peer, …

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Rosie O’Donnell Gets Engaged To Massachusetts Cop

From the Hollywood Reporter: Rosie O’Donnell is engaged. A representative for the 56-year-old star confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter the news of her engagement to police officer and girlfriend of a year, Elizabeth Rooney. The former View co-host revealed that a wedding date has not been set and may not be anytime in the near future, saying “this is a …

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Sandra Day O’Connor Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

NBC News reports: Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to have served on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she was diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia “some time ago,” and likely has Alzheimer’s disease. “As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” O’Connor, 88, wrote in a letter released through the …

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Former Trump Advisor Celebrates “Political Gift” Of Migrant Caravan: I Wish They Were Carrying Heroin

The Washington Post reports: The migrant caravan has proved to be a particularly effective wedge issue for Trump, according to White House aides and Republican operatives. Images of the caravan are already dominating cable news coverage, allowing Trump to revive an issue that was successful for him two years ago. Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign adviser, described the caravan …

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ARKANSAS: Dem Candidate Left Off County Ballot

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports: An Arkansas county temporarily closed most of its early voting sites after the Democratic nominee for secretary of state was left off the ballot, a glitch the candidate said left her in “sheer disbelief.” An official with the Garland County Election Commission said three of the county’s four early voting sites were closed at times …

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Police Detonate Bomb Mailed To George Soros’ Home

NPR reports: An explosive device was found at the Westchester County, New York, home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday afternoon. In a statement to NPR, the Bedford Police Department said an employee of the house found a suspicious package in the mailbox. They opened it, revealing what “appeared to be an explosive device.” The employee placed the package …

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Trump: “I Am A Nationalist, Use That Word” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday evening proudly asserted that he is a “nationalist” — a designation some of his fiercest critics have previously wielded against him as an attack on what they deem nativist policy pursuits by his administration. “You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist,” Trump said at a …

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SCOTUS Shields Wilbur Ross From Census Questioning

TIME Magazine reports: The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits challenging the addition of …

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GOP Senator Sued Over Phone-Snatching Incident

Talking Points Memo reports: A Georgia Tech student, who recorded Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) snatching his cell phone out of his hand when he asked the senator a question about voter suppression, sued Perdue for battery on Monday. The student, Georgia Tech junior Nathan Knauf, alleges that Perdue committed unlawful battery when “he seized Mr. Knauf’s phone, touching Mr. Knauf …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.8M To Former Law Partner

Courthouse News reports: A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, to pay a former law partner $4.85 million as part of a settlement agreement. Jason Frank, a former employee at Avenatti’s law firm, and his attorney said they were pleased with Los Angeles …

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Trump: He’s Not Lyin’ Ted Anymore, He’s Beautiful Ted

So this just happened: Before heading to Houston, Texas, on Monday for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) re-election campaign, President Donald Trump clarified his position on the onetime presidential hopeful. “He’s not ‘Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s beautiful Ted,” Trump told reporters on the White House’s South Lawn. Trump also said that he calls him Cruz and …

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Fox News: Early Voting Turnout Points To Blue Wave

Just out from Fox News: Early voting numbers show a dramatic increase in voter engagement in this year’s midterm elections compared with 2014 totals, and preliminary turnout results in some states are sending Republicans renewed warnings of a so-called “blue wave” just weeks before Election Day. More than 4.3 million Americans have already voted, and results posted over the weekend …

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Kushner On Saudis: We’re Still In “Fact-Finding Phase”

CBS News reports: The Trump administration is still in a “fact-finding phase” to discover exactly what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kushner, who has been a crucial figure in bridging the U.S.-Saudi relationship and relationship with 33-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in particular, emphasized in a forum with CNN’s …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +12 In New CNN Poll

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Andrew Gillum is way ahead and Bill Nelson is leading in the latest big-name poll of Florida voters. But the CNN poll doesn’t mean Democrats should celebrate or Republicans despair. The numbers may not be as good as advertised for Democrats Gillum and Nelson or as bad for Republicans Ron DeSantis or Rick Scott. In …

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Mueller Probes Roger Stone-Wikileaks Connection

The Washington Post reports: In recent weeks, a grand jury in Washington has listened to more than a dozen hours of testimony and FBI technicians have pored over gigabytes of electronic messages as part of the special counsel’s quest to solve one burning mystery: Did longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone — or any other associate of the president — have …

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Surveillance Video Shows Saudis Used Body Double

CNN reports: One member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed, a senior Turkish official has told CNN. CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government’s investigation, that appears to show …

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California Dem Sings “Campaign Fight Song” [VIDEO]

From the clip’s description: It has been an amazing journey we have traveled together over the last two years. We have learned together, cried together, laughed together and fought side by side together. Will November 6th be the day that CA-50 is returned to the people? Will our country choose love and equality over hate and fear? I believe we …

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Graham: I Feel Used By The Saudi Prince [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doubled down on his condemnation of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman Sunday, recalling his past admiration for the leader by whom he now feels played in light of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. “MBS talks about reforming the country in a way that I liked,” Graham told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “I …

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