Should Americans Be Banned From Traveling to North Korea?

June 26, 2017

The U.S. State Department urges Americans to avoid traveling to more than three dozen nations, including such troubled locales   as Libya, Cameroon, and Venezuela. Still, obtain a valid passport and permission from the ostracized nation, and you can go there relatively freely. This freedom may soon be curtailed for those wishing to visit the most famous member of the club: North Korea. Following the death of a college student from Ohio who was held prisoner for 17 months in the …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

… news,” he said over the phone Thursday. “The way that he tweets is such a new way of running both politics and running the world.” The name couldn’t be more fitting. Image: peder dinkelspiel/visionect The artwork is called “Sign of the Times,” and the screen updates through Wi-Fi every five minutes. But what happens when, or if, Trump stops tweeting? “My guess is I’ll look for the next thing to put on my wall,” he said which, he joked, …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

"Hello, United Nations, I am here to rock and roll all night and party every day"Image: Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock When you work for the Trump administration, prepare to be haunted by your past. There was Sean Spicer’s Easter Bunny tenure, Kellyanne Conway’s all-too-brief stand-up career, and now there’s attorney Jay Sekulow’s ’70s rock cover band. SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Sekulow became the latest …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau before either man was confirmed to their current …

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Reed: Sessions’ involvement with Comey firing ‘highly questionable’

June 13, 2017

(CNN)A Democratic senator who will question Attorney General Jeff Sessions at tomorrow’s Senate intelligence committee hearing wants to know why he was involved in the decision to fire former FBI director James Comey after he had recused himself from the Russia investigation. The White House initially cited memos from Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending Comey’s firing over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe as the reason for his dismissal, …

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Special counsel team members donated to Dems, FEC records show

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Four members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Over the weekend, news outlets including CNN identified five attorneys that Mueller has already brought on board to help investigate potential collusion between associates of President Donald Trump’s campaign and …

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British pundit who got the UK election wrong eats his own Brexit book on live TV

June 12, 2017

Yum.Image: skynews Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Matthew Goodwin, a professor of political science in the United Kingdom, tweeted last month that he didn’t believe the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would poll above 38 percent in the U.K. general election. If they did, he said, he would “happily eat [his] new Brexit book.” This man just ate (some of) his book live on Sky News after making an incorrect #GE2017 prediction @GoodwinMJ …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… Corbyn’s historic campaign,” she wrote. “Changing course and embracing the new, youth-driven left politics would mean alienating the big money interests that keep them afloat personally — and also admitting that all their basic assumptions about the world might be wrong.” Clearly, as the one-year anniversary of the last Democratic primary contest nears, this latest clash among competing factions on the left and center-left — hardly a recent or American …

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Trump adds Poland stop during G20 trip

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The White House announced that President Donald Trump will visit Poland during a trip to Europe next month for the G20 summit. Poland, a more conservative-leaning government, provides a natural stop for Republican politicians. …

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New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

… Intelligence Directorate, attacked an elections software and hardware company just before the November election. It’s terrifying stuffand it sounds just like a plot point from the political drama House of Cards. SEE ALSO: Actual politics has caught up to and surpassed ‘House of Cards’ Russian president Vladimir Putin denied Russian involvement in the election last week, conceding only that hackers with “patriotic leanings” could possibly have decided to act on …

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Pence: NATO must ‘stand united’ in the wake of London attack

June 6, 2017

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence on Monday said now is the time for NATO to “stand united and stand strong” in the wake of the recent terror attack in London. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Toolkit OTO (lifetime) 600+ Premium Themes and Plugins with Developers Rights WP Toolkit is a simply massive library of Premium WordPress Tools, offered at literally ‘pennies on the dollar’, complete with Developers rights…1-Click Video – Developers …

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A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 5, 2017

Sean Spicer drinking his iced coffee from what appears to be a small coffee stirrer, not a straw.Image: REX/Shutterstock Throughout President Trump’s brief time in office, an MVP has stood out in the administration like a head emerging from some neatly trimmed bushes: Sean Michael Spicer. In just a few months, Trump’s White House Press Secretary has distinguished himself as America’s very own court jester, distracting from the political chaos by providing the nation with an …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Foster (left) and Jonathan Bartley both enjoy music, while Caroline Lucas (right) loves animals Caroline Lucas says she joined the Green Party in 1986 after being “utterly inspired” by Jonathon Porritt’s book Seeing Green. She’s also mentioned reading The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, by William Nicholson, which she described as “an incredibly compassionate novel”. Leanne Wood’s politics are said to have been inspired by the novel Woman on the …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… get it all, even power.So, kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower. The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with “weak hands,” missing classes and getting bad grades because he’s a “puppet” of opposition forces who falsely promise him “great riches.” She told a news station that she wrote the song because she thought young people were being deceived by Alexei Navalny. He’s the popular opposition leader …

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President Trump finally calls Portland attacks \

May 30, 2017

Image: olivier douliery/Getty Images On Friday, two men, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, were brutally murdered while trying to confront someone hurling anti-Muslim epithets on a commuter train in Portland. The two have been widely hailed as heroes, but not by President Donald Trump until Monday. Trump broke his silence with a tweet from the @POTUS handle. Forgive us if this doesn’t seem to have come from Trump himself. The Twitter account of Vice President Mike Pence …

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Macron speaks out about the Trump handshake: \

May 30, 2017

Image: screenshot/whitehouse.gov Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump’s hand without losing his own. He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was “a moment of truth.” SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow “My handshake with him, it wasnt …

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Trump’s 1st foreign trip: 5 takeaways

Taormina, Italy (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday concluded a nine-day swing through the Middle East and Europe that marked his first foreign travel as president — a significant milestone for a head of state also considered the leader of the free world. Trump …

May 28, 2017
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Can you find the scared government official trying to hide?

Image: ambar del moral/mashable composite/getty images Washington in the middle of a crisis of historic proportions, and our brave leaders are responding the best way they know how: by hiding in the bushes. The past few months have produced story after story of elected officials trying to run from the people they’re supposed to have relationships with. Constituents can’t find their senators, senators can’t find other senators, and no one wants to find President Trump. SEE …

May 21, 2017
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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US

(CNN)A congressional aide who was in the room when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly briefed lawmakers tells CNN the ban on electronics on certain US-bound flights from the Middle East and North Africa could expand not just to Europe, as is being discussed, but also to flights departing from the US to overseas. Kelly did not indicate any new threats or intelligence to warrant the expansion, but “gently planted a seed in the minds of everyone in the room that we should start …

May 20, 2017
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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable Is it OK to be a virgin? Is it OK to experiment with other guys? Is it OK to be the little spoon in bed? These are just some of the questions that men ask themselves and Google when no one is looking, according to a new ad from Axe that aims to help “break the cycle of toxic masculinity.” SEE ALSO: 6 ways to survive bullying and feel good about yourself Don’t spit out your coffee just yet. Yes, this is the same Axe that once relished …

May 17, 2017
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Protesters injured outside Turkish embassy in DC after Trump-Erdogan meeting

Washington (CNN)Nine people were injured during a protest outside of the residence of the Turkish ambassador in Washington, DC on Tuesday, according to the official Twitter account of Washington, DC fire and EMS department. About two dozen demonstrators showed up outside of the embassy just hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Donald Trump at the White House. “We are protesting (Erdogan’s) policies in Turkey, in Syria and in Iraq,” said Flint …

May 17, 2017
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What Trump has said about sharing classified information

Washington (CNN)A stunning report by The Washington Post Monday said President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during last week’s meeting at the White House. If proven true, that disclosure would mean Trump violated a key diplomatic principle for which he repeatedly hammered Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. National security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a statement provided by White House press …

May 16, 2017
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