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How to Divest From the Corporations Funding Abortion Bans

Earlier this week, Judd Legum’s Popular Information newsletter reported that, in recent years, six corporations contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind six-week abortion bans in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio. In an attempt to fight back, consumers across the…Read more...
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Senate Reaches Deal On Disaster Aid Package As Trump Pivots To Support It

The deal does not include any funding for any border-related programs, which had been sought by the White House. But Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation.(Image credit: Nati Harnik/AP)
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Video Of Pelosi Manipulated To Make Her Sound Drunk Spreads Through Social Media

A video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), with the audio slowed to make her speech sound drunkenly slurred, is permeating the social media landscape, already infiltrating Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The video is from Pelosi’s Wednesday speech at the Center for American Progress. The Washington Post reported on the spread of the video. The Facebook video in particular has already been shared more than 35,000 times. And based on some of the nearly 7,000 comments, viewers are buying it ho...
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State’s high court upholds $1,000 fines for rogue electors who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016

The four electors, three of whom voted for Colin Powell, argued that a state infringes on their free speech rights and interferes with a federal electoral process. A Superior Court judge and the state Supreme Court have disagreed, and now they're considering taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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House Speaker Pelosi urges Trump family 'intervention' with president

In a second consecutive day of tough words about Trump by the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi accused Trump of obstruction of justice, which she said is an impeachable offense. On Wednesday, shortly before a previously scheduled meeting with Trump at the White House to discuss infrastructure investment legislation, Pelosi accused Trump of a "cover-up" in regard to investigations related to Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.
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Trump doubts U.S. needs to send more troops to Middle East

"I would certainly send troops if we need them." If needed, "we'll be there in whatever number we need," he added. Trump, who has been focused on trying to reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed around the world, spoke shortly before he was to be briefed at the White House on a new deployment plan by acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Shanahan said the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for American for...
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Trump Goes Hard At ‘Crazy’ Pelosi: ‘She’s A Mess’

President Trump went after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a White House event ostensibly about America’s farmers, calling the Democratic leader “crazy” and a “mess.”   [Author: David Taintor]
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Senate Passes Disaster Aid Package As Trump Pivots To Support It

The deal does not include any funding for any border-related programs, which had been sought by the White House. But Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation.(Image credit: Nati Harnik/AP)
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‘Never A Big Fan!’: A Bewildering List Of Hires Trump Praised, Then Attacked

Two days after former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson snuck into the Capitol to tell the House Foreign Affairs Committee about his former boss, President Donald Trump attacked Tillerson as “totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State.” That’s strange, because Trump himself nominated Tillerson to be secretary of state. In December 2016, Trump called Tillerson “a world-class player,” said he was “the embodiment of the American dream” and lauded his “tenacity, broad experienc...
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Steak, Sumo and Fighter Jets: Inside Japan’s Plan to Keep Trump Busy

He'll present the 'Trump Cup' to the winner of a sumo tournament
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Trump goes on Twitter rant attacking Tillerson

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reacts to President Trump's tweet calling Rex Tillerson "ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State."
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White House Tries To Turn Pelosi’s ‘Cover-Up’ Comment On CNN Anchor

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to illustrate what she feels is the severity of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) “cover-up” comment by telling CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota that it would be like her co-host, John Berman, accusing her of stealing from the network. “That would be like John telling you that he thought you were stealing from the network and then sitting down in the chair next to you and saying, but no big deal, let’s just move forward,” Sanders said. “Joh...
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White House Announces $16 Billion In Aid To Farmers Hurt By China Trade Dispute

The U.S. agricultural sector has been hit hard by the trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the aid money will be used to build markets elsewhere.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Trump Enlists His Aides To Defend How ‘Extremely Calm’ He Was At Meeting

President Trump went after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Thursday during a White House event ostensibly about America’s farmers, calling the Democratic leader “crazy” and a “mess.” Then he enlisted aides to defend how “extremely calm” he was a day earlier at meeting with Democrats that Pelosi described as a “temper tantrum.” After the meeting, Trump held a press conference where he raged against Democrats’ investigations of him. The latest quarrel between Pelosi and Trump started when the Ho...
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Which Pride Month Merchandise Actually Helps LGBTQ Causes?

This June, President Trump is celebrating the start of Pride month by trying to make a profit—and selling a new line of “LGBTQ for Trump” T-shirts on his website, which retail for $24 each.Read more...
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Donald Trump is going to be furious when he hears what Mayor Pete just said about his bone spurs

"I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of The Celebrity Apprentice when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan."
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Instinct and Empathy: The Challenges Female Hikers Face on the A.T.

My instinct told me to run. It also told me not to run while the man could still see me. Feigning calm, I walked slowly away from him and out of his sight. The moment I felt sure he could no longer see or hear me, I ran. It was spring,  and I was hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. I’d been on the move since sunrise, and I’d felt a profound sense of relief when the shelter had finally come into view late that afternoon. The next shelter was five miles up the trail, and as there were on...
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Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe into whether Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The move marks an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators,” as he continues to try […]
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Nancy Pelosi: ‘The White House is just crying out for impeachment' – video

The Democratic speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said the White House was “crying out for impeachment” and called for Donald Trump’s family to intervene in the president’s wellbeing “for the good of the country”. The dramatic statements came one day after Trump stormed out of a meeting in the Oval Office with Pelosi and the Democratic Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, about infrastructure legislation, and then held a hastily called press conference to say he wouldn’t work with Democrats u...
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Rep. Jayapal says it’s time to start a Trump impeachment inquiry. Other Washington Democrats aren’t there yet.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal called this week for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, saying that “there are serious, impeachable offenses” outlined in the Mueller Report. So far, Jayapal’s Washington colleagues in Congress do not agree. The rest of Washington’s Democratic congressional delegation, while they had harsh words […]
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Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his political ally about the confusing protocol he was about to encounter on his first visit to Israel as president. “What is the protocol?” Trump asked his […]
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Trump asks Citizenship and Immigration Services head to quit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1, according to a copy of the email obtained by The Associated Press. […]
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Sanders: ‘Insane’ to talk infrastructure after Pelosi remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says “it’s insane” to think infrastructure talks can continue as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) did not accuse President Donald Trump of a “cover-up.” Pelosi did, ahead of a key White House meeting Wednesday. Trump stalked out, demanding an end to congressional investigations before working together […]
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Kellyanne Conway Complains Pelosi Treats Her ‘Like I’m Her Maid’

The feud between White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued on Thursday morning, with Conway claiming Pelosi treats her like a “maid.” Conway appeared on Fox News to discuss President Donald Trump’s disastrous infrastructure meeting with Democratic leadership, during which he stormed out after telling Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that he wouldn’t work with them until Democrats dropped their investigations of him. In her inter...
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Trump appeals ruling backing subpoenas for bank records

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are appealing a judge’s refusal to block congressional subpoenas seeking some of his financial records. An official notice of appeal was filed Friday in federal court in New York City. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos had ruled this week that Trump and his company were unlikely […]
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Pelosi Brushes Off Conway’s Insults: ‘I’m Not Going To Talk About Her’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday brushed off White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway’s digs at her. Pelosi was holding her weekly press conference when a reporter asked her about Conway’s latest barb against her in their escalating feud. “I’m not going to talk about her,” Pelosi said. “I responded as the speaker of the House to the President of the United States. Other conversations people want to have among themselves is up to them.” Watch below: Pelosi on Conway: "I'm ...
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Rep. Norma Torres, only House member from Central America, wants to fix border crisis with aid, not punishment

Rep. Norma Torres looks at the Central American migrants flocking to the Mexican border in hopes of gaining asylum in the United States and sees her own reflection. When she was 5, Torres’ parents sent her from their home, in war-torn Guatemala, to live with an uncle in Whittier. She remembers the city as less diverse than it is today, and being “pretty much the only Latino family on our street.” She also says she understands how big a move it was to send her north. “I can’t imagine what a mothe...
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New AI can create fake videos of people from a single picture

Samsung researchers improve AI modeling to quickly create realistic (but fake) videos.The model uses "single-shot learning" to create videos from a single picture.The application of the tech could be in telepresence, video conferencing and gaming. None An AI can now take a single picture of a person's face and animate it convincingly. This can lead to animating paintings and photos but also add to the mistrust of images and deepfakes online. The new method from researchers at the Samsung AI Cent...
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Pelosi Tips Her Hand On Democrats’ New Impeachment Strategy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tipped her hand to show the new Democratic strategy on dealing with impeachment Thursday, when she told reporters that the White House was “crying out” for Democrats to start the process. She added that President Donald Trump stormed out of the infrastructure meeting because he was mad that the Democrats’ morning meeting Wednesday was not “called specifically for him.” “That was what disappointed him, because he didn’t see this rush to impeachment coming out ...
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Jay Inslee hits 65,000 donors for his presidential campaign, meeting requirement for first debate

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee had already cleared a relatively low polling requirement to qualify for the first Democratic candidate debate next month. Clearing the donor threshold gives him extra insurance.
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