Politics

Cuomo On Trump’s Move To Florida: “Good Riddance”

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t mince words when he learned Thursday that President Donald Trump had filed paperwork to change his permanent residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida. “Good riddance. It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway,” Cuomo said in statement. “He’s all yours, Florida.” Trump, who was born and has …

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Man Runs For CA Gov So He Can Post False FB Ads

CNN reports: A San Francisco man is going to extreme lengths to call out Facebook’s controversial policy of allowing politicians to run false ads on its platform. On Monday morning, he registered as a candidate in California’s 2022 gubernatorial election — not with the primary goal of becoming governor, but so he can run false Facebook ads of his own. …

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Bernie Won’t Release Medicare For All Funding Plan

The Daily Beast reports: Bernie Sanders said he will not release a plan to pay for his Medicare for All proposal. In an interview broadcast Tuesday, CNBC’s John Harwood noted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is “producing plans,” including one to pay for Medicare for All. “You’ve identified revenue sources for about half of it,” Harwood said to the Vermont senator. …

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Cop Told To “Tone Down” His Gayness Awarded $19M

CBS News reports: A St. Louis County police sergeant who said the department passed him over for promotions because he is gay was awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit. Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, who filed the lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department in 2017, said he was told to “tone down your gayness” if he wanted to be …

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POLL: 70% Of Millennials Would Vote For A Socialist

Axios reports: Young Americans continue to lose faith in capitalism and embrace socialism, according to a new YouGov/Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey of more than 2,000 Americans 16 years and older. Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed democratic socialist, is one of the top presidential candidates in the 2020 Democratic field. His flagship health care proposal, Medicare for All, has driven …

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Russian Spy Gets Hero’s Welcome After Deportation

Reuters reports: Russian national Maria Butina, who was jailed in the United States in April after admitting to working as a Russian agent, arrived in Moscow on Saturday, greeted by her father and Russian journalists who handed her flowers. “Russians never surrender,” an emotional Butina told reporters at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, flanked by her father and the Russian Foreign Ministry’s …

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Bernie Vows To Legalize Pot Nationwide If Elected

Courthouse News reports: Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday proposed nationwide legalization of marijuana, to “end the horrifically destructive war on drugs,” that he said “disproportionately targeted people of color and ruined the lives of millions of Americans.” “We’re going to legalize marijuana and end the horrifically destructive war on drugs,” Sanders said in a statement, promising to use executive action …

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Live Video: Former Presidents Eulogize Elijah Cummings

The Associated Press reports: The late Elijah Cummings, a veteran Democratic lawmaker and civil rights activist who was a leading force in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, will be eulogized on Friday by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in his hometown of Baltimore. On Thursday, Cummings became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state …

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Obama And Clintons To Speak At Cummings Funeral

The Baltimore Sun reports: Two former presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, will speak Friday at the funeral service in Baltimore of Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore congressman, committee chairman and civil rights advocate who died a week ago. Also among those speaking, according to Cummings’ aides, will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president’s wife and the 2016 Democratic presidential …

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Spain Exhumes Franco’s Body Over Fascist Protests

The New York Times reports: The Spanish government on Thursday exhumed the remains of the former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from the underground basilica that he built after winning his country’s civil war. The move had prompted criticism that, coming just two weeks before a national election, it would reopen old rifts in Spanish society. Franco’s remains were moved in …

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Lack Of DC Senators Ends World Series Tradition

The Dallas Morning News reports: One of the Senate’s traditions is for lawmakers with a home state team in the World Series to bet against each other. Texas senators have wagered brisket and Dr Pepper against cheesecake and sausage in bets with counterparts from California, Illinois and Missouri. But as the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals squared off Tuesday night …

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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized With Fractured Pelvis

NBC News reports: Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering from a fractured pelvis after falling at his Georgia home, The Carter Center announced Tuesday. “Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga,” The Carter Center tweeted. “He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor …

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Justin Trudeau Wins Second Term But Loses Majority

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. …

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BRITAIN: Tearful Assange Battles Extradition To US

The London Evening Standard reports: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange struggled to say his own name as he appeared in the dock facing extradition to the US. The 48-year-old is wanted in the United States over claims that he was involved in the hacking and leak of a mass of classified documents in 2010 through the Wikileaks website. But Assange says …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu Gives Up On Forming Government

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to President Reuven Rivlin that he is returning the mandate to form a governing coalition. In a Facebook video posted Monday, Netanyahu said “Ever since receiving the mandate [to form a government] I have worked relentlessly … to establish a broad national unity government. This is what the people wants.” But he argued …

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House To Vote On Turkey Sanctions, GOP Opposes

Roll Call reports: This week the House will consider a package of sanctions against Turkey and an election security measure, while the Senate will finally bring some fiscal 2020 appropriations bills to the floor. The Turkey sanctions measure is being brought to the House floor despite last week’s U.S.-Turkey announcement of a 120-hour ceasefire in northern Syria. Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

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AOC Endorses Bernie At Massive Queens Rally [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who was elected as the youngest women to serve in Congress during the 2018 midterms, has endorsed Bernie Sanders to become the next president of the United States. Speaking at a massive rally in Queens, the congresswoman celebrated Mr Sanders’ lifelong career in public service and progressive track record as a …

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Michael Moore Endorses Bernie: “He Can Win This”

Politico reports: Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying “he absolutely can win this.” Moore said a reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator’s willingness to recognize that capitalism “is at the core” of a number of issues facing the country. “Why me for Bernie?” he said in …

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NYC Approves $8 Billion Plan To Close Rikers Island

The New York Times reports: One 886-bed jail will tower over shops and restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn. Another will be next to a subway yard in Queens. In the Bronx, a jail will replace a Police Department tow pound. And another jail will rise in the shadow of City Hall in Manhattan. That is at the heart of a plan …

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Obama Endorses Reelection Of “Progressive” Trudeau

The Huffington Post reports: Former United States president Barack Obama has endorsed the re-election bid of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Obama made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, touting Trudeau as a “hard-working, effective leader” who takes on big issues like climate change. Since leaving the White House, Obama has made several visits north to speak to crowds in Canadian cities, including …

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