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Without Saying ‘Trump,’ George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke - The New York Times

Former President George W. Bush defended immigration and free trade, while condemning nationalism, protectionism and “casual cruelty” in public discourse.
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Lulu the Dog Did Not Want to Join the C.I.A., and That’s Totally Fine - The New York Times

Meet Lulu, the black Labrador and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the C.I.A.’s explosive detection “puppy class.”
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Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter - The New York Times

The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.
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Senate Republicans Block Measure To Protect Arctic Wildlife Refuge From Oil Drilling | HuffPost

“The notion that we, tonight, after 60-plus years, would give up what is a biologically important area ... for what? For oil we don’t need?”
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A Gold Star mother's anguish: 'I just want people to remember my son'

Two Gold Star parents stepped forward Thursday to share their grief over the loss of their son as controversy has ignited over President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to such families.
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TX Congresswoman: It's The 'Responsibility Of The Female' To Prevent Sexual Abuse | HuffPost

"I think that many times, men get away with this because they are allowed to get away with it by the women."
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Full Transcript: Kelly Defends Trump’s Handling of Soldier’s Death and Call to Widow - The New York Times

The White House chief of staff, a retired Marine general who lost his own son in battle, delivered an emotional statement.
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23 tweets from @TEN_GOP, the pro-Trump Twitter account actually run by Russians

The account insisted, naturally, that Russia didn’t interfere in the election.
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NFL Doubles Down on Politics with Endorsement of Prison Reform Bill - Breitbart

NFL Doubles Down on Politics with Endorsement of Prison Reform Bill
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Sanders bows out of Women's Convention to go to Puerto Rico

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.
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Trump Gives Himself 'A 10' Out Of 10 On His Response To Puerto Rico | HuffPost

A month after Hurricane Maria hit, 80 percent of the U.S. island has no power and 30 percent has no drinking water.
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John Kelly 'Stunned' By 'Selfish' Congresswoman Who Recounted Trump's Call With Soldier's Widow | HuffPost

The president reportedly told the woman that the man “must’ve known what he signed up for.”
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Trump pick for top environmental post called belief in global warming a 'kind of paganism'

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy in 2016 described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites."
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Democrats, Fake News Media Exploit Sgt. La David Johnson's Death to Smear Trump - Breitbart

CNN and the rest of the media would have us believe that President Trump called to abuse the widow of the late Sgt. La David Johnson.
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Court: Cross-shaped WWI memorial is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state.
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George W. Bush Condemns Trumpism, But Skips His Role In Its Rise | HuffPost

The former president allowed Wall Street to run wild and invaded Iraq, fueling conditions that propelled Donald Trump into power.
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Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia - The New York Times

Former President Barack Obama abandoned nine months of political silence to accuse Ed Gillespie of tactics that he called “damaging and corrosive to our democracy.”
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Trump Told Army Widow Her Husband Knew 'What He Signed Up For,' Congresswoman Says | HuffPost

"I said this man has no feelings for anyone. This is a young woman with child who is grieved to her soul," Rep. Frederica Wilson says.
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McCain: W.H. not being up front on Niger attack

Sen. McCain argued Wednesday that the Trump administration is not being forthcoming about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.
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War vets deploy to help Puerto Rico relief

Veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are in Mayaguez, the far west of Puerto Rico, to do whatever they can to help after Hurricane Maria.
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Pistons fans cheer Eminem and boo Kid Rock at home opener

The two Michigan musicians are among the most politically vocal, although on opposite sides of the spectrum.
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Trump Could Get a $23 Million Tax Cut Under the GOP’s Plan, Study Says

President Donald Trump’s tax framework could save him and members of his cabinet tens of billions of dollars in taxes collectively, according to a report from a left-leaning policy organization released by Senate Democrats.
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Dem rep on Weinstein scandal: Women have ‘responsibility’ to watch their attire and behavior

A Democratic congresswoman from Texas suggested in a local TV interview that women bear a certain “responsibility” when it comes to sexual harassment, saying their attire and behavior can be “inviting.”
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The NRA Wants Gun Owners To Carry Everywhere. Here's Why They Shouldn't. | HuffPost

A new study finds that weaker concealed carry laws are linked to significantly higher rates of gun homicide.
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Trump judicial nominee: I discriminate against gay people, and trans kids are part of "Satan’s plan"

Jeff Mateer made the remarks during previous speeches.
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Senate approves $4 trillion budget bill, paving way for tax reform effort

The Senate passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint Thursday, paving the way to use a special procedural rule to consider tax reform later this year.
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George W. Bush Launches Barely Veiled Rebuke of Trump’s Presidency

Former President George W. Bush criticized the coarsening of U.S. politics under Donald Trump and said that Russia was trying to turn Americans against one another, in a speech that amounted to a barely veiled and remarkable rebuke of the current president.
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Americans Are Gravely Mistaken About The 'Death Tax' | HuffPost

The estate tax only applies to the richest 0.02 percent of households.
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Trump Administration Defines Life ‘Beginning at Conception’

The Trump administration has released a plan document for the years 2018-2022 that asserts life begins at conception.
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Obama Returns to Campaign Trail to Rally Black Voters - The New York Times

Democrats are facing a test of their ability to inspire black voters, with elections in Virginia and Alabama hinging on black turnout.
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George W. Bush: "Bigotry is emboldened" in today's America

"Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication."
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Still bruised from Clinton loss, left takes aim at Electoral College in court

A liberal-led push to overhaul the Electoral College could be moving from the op-ed pages to the courtroom, as a Harvard professor who flirted with a dark-horse Democratic presidential bid last year vows litigation to change the system.
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3 years ago, Stockton, California, was bankrupt. Now it's trying out a basic income.

A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income trial.
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Elon Musk and Richard Branson want to bring clean energy to Puerto Rico. It won’t be easy.

A decrepit grid and dire finances stand in the way.
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The Snowman is a magnificently, transcendently awful movie

Michael Fassbender stars as "Inspector Harry Hole" in a strong contender for 2017’s worst film.
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Study finds 75 percent of workplace harassment victims experienced retaliation when they spoke up

What we know about sexual harassment in America.
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Trump just publicly accused the FBI of having conspired against him

The tweet is not only false, but creepily authoritarian.
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President Trump gives himself a 10 out of 10 on helping Puerto Rico

Meanwhile, people on the island are drinking river water.
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Kelly Defends How Trump Handled Call to Slain Soldier’s Family

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who lost a son in combat, delivered an emotional defense of President Donald Trump’s handling of phone calls to the families of U.S. soldiers killed in Niger.
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"I was stunned … and broken-hearted": Ret. Gen. John Kelly attacks witness to Trump’s disrespect for troops

Tuesday night, a Democratic Congress member who overheard the conversation reported that President Donald Trump told the widow of US Army Sgt. La David Johnson, a Green Beret killed during a m...
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Bush Decries ‘Nationalism Distorted Into Nativism’

Former President George W. Bush defended free trade and railed against populist rhetoric in an implicit criticism of President Trump.
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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’ - The New York Times

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.
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Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia

New evidence has emerged revealing the corrupt tactics behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approval of Russia’s purchase of 20 percent of U.S. uranium.
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Grassley wants 'gag order' lifted for FBI informant allegedly 'threatened' by Obama DOJ

A top Senate Republican is calling for the Justice Department to lift an apparent “gag order” on an FBI informant who reportedly helped the U.S. uncover a corruption and bribery scheme by Russian nuclear officials but allegedly was “threatened” by the Obama administration to stay quiet.
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Republicans say they can’t figure out how to not cut taxes for the rich

It’s really not very hard.
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Trump blasts 'Fake Media' for ignoring Russia uranium deal sealed 'with Clinton help'

President Trump accused the “Fake Media” on Thursday of ignoring new details about the 2010 approval of a controversial uranium deal with a Russian company, amid scrutiny of potential “conflicts of interest” for Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.
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Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault Allegations | HuffPost

Summer Zervos, who claims Trump groped her without consent, is suing the president for defamation.
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13 spine-tingling horror podcasts to get you in the Halloween spirit

13 spine-tingling horror podcasts to get you in the Halloween spirit.
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Obama letters from 1980s to be made available

If you've ever wondered what former President Barack Obama was like when he was younger, Emory University has obtained letters to his then-girlfriend that could reveal more about his youth -- and they will be available to the public later this week.
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