Tuesday , 23 October 2018

Politics

Trump calls Khashoggi killing 'one of worst cover-ups,' Pompeo penalizes Saudis

President Donald Trump on Tuesday bashed the Saudi operation that ended with Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi killed “one of the worst cover-ups” in some of his strongest condemnation yet of what took place in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The president elaborated on his comments Tuesday evening at a briefing with military leaders, saying, “I would say it …

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announces dementia diagnosis

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 88, the first woman ever to serve on the highest court in the land, has been diagnosed with dementia and is battling the early stages of what is probably Alzheimer’s disease, she announced in a public letter addressed to “friends and fellow Americans” on Tuesday. O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2006 …

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Eagle feather in his guitar, Billy Ray Cyrus jumps into North Dakota voting advocacy

Depending on which generation they hail from, Americans either know Billy Ray Cyrus as a country singer best known for his number one single “Achy Breaky Heart,” or the father of the uber-successful 25-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus. But these days, Cyrus says he is using his fame to call attention to something beyond the music industry. He’s focused on …

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Where does the Trump administration stand on health care, pre-existing conditions?

With some 82 percent of Americans saying health care is a top issue for them this election cycle, Democrats are hoping to steer the conversation back to what’s covered, what’s not and how much it will cost. In particular, they are sounding the alarms on a move this week by the Trump administration that they say threatens an Obama-era mandate …

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Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi response to journalist's killing

President Trump says he is “not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia‘s response to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, days after the country admitted the Washington Post columnist died in its consulate in Istanbul, but claimed it was part of an interrogation. “I am not satisfied with what I’ve heard,” Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, adding that the Saudis …

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The Note: Parties campaign past each other amid midterm uncertainties

The TAKE with Rick Klein Democrats and Republicans are running against each other, of course. But they’re really campaigning past each other — playing out entirely different campaigns, animated by disparate issues and, led by President Donald Trump, sometimes distinct sets of facts. Both sides could be right — or extremely wrong. It’s clear that campaigns right now are less …

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Trump hugs it out with Cruz in Houston: 'It got nasty! Then it ended'

If the 2016 Republican presidential primary was a bare-knuckle brawl, President Donald Trump did his best to bury the hatchet in Texas on Monday night. “It got nasty,” Trump told a raucous crowd in Houston before calling Senator Ted Cruz, his onetime foe, “a man who has become a really good friend.” “Nobody has helped me more” than Cruz, Trump …

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