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Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
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  • 2019-11-12 03:57:02Z

Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza early Tuesday in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. Minutes after the Iranian-backed group confirmed the death of the commander, Bahaa Abu el-Atta, at dawn, barrages

Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants
Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants

Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster. Cherry derided immigrants by saying Saturday night, "You people ... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that.

UPDATE 1-Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad field commander in Gaza strike
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  • 2019-11-12 03:13:49Z

Israeli forces killed Baha Abu Al-Atta, a field commander for the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, in a predawn strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, officials on both sides said. At least one other person, a woman, was also killed in the blast that ripped through the building in Gaza City's Shejaia district, medical officials said. In a statement, the Israeli military said Prime Minister and Defence Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had authorised the operation against Al-Atta, accusing him of carrying out a recent series of cross-border rocket, drone and sniper attacks and planning more.

Lauren Alaina Addresses Split from Comedian John Crist After He
Lauren Alaina Addresses Split from Comedian John Crist After He's Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Lauren Alaina Talks Split from John Crist After He's Accused of Sexual Misconduct

U.S. Republicans say inquiry has not established
U.S. Republicans say inquiry has not established 'impeachable offense'
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  • 2019-11-12 02:59:48Z

Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closed-door impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense. As the Democratic-led investigation heads into a critical new public phase this week, Republican staff of the House of Representatives Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees released an 18-page memo to update party lawmakers on evidence gathered to date. "The body of evidence to date does not support the Democrat allegation that President Trump pressured Ukraine to conduct investigations into the president's...

Mulvaney Plans to File His Own Suit Over House Subpoena Demand
Mulvaney Plans to File His Own Suit Over House Subpoena Demand

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said he plans to file his own lawsuit seeking a judge's guidance on whether he must comply with a House subpoena to testify at impeachment hearings.Mulvaney withdrew a request to join a suit filed by Charles Kupperman, the former deputy of National Security Advisor John Bolton, who is seeking a ruling on whether he must testify even though he was ordered not to by the White House.The withdrawal on Monday followed a teleconference call with U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, who's overseeing the Kupperman lawsuit.Earlier on Monday House lawyers had asked the judge to reject Mulvaney's request to join the lawsuit,...

Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say
Mulvaney to file his own impeachment lawsuit, lawyers say

White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separate case filed last month by a former Trump adviser, his attorneys said Monday. The plans were revealed in a court filing that withdrew Mulvaney's earlier request to become part of a suit by Charles Kupperman, the president's former deputy national security adviser. Lawyers for Mulvaney had asked Friday evening to join that lawsuit, saying his case presented similar legal issues to that of Kupperman.

Mulvaney withdraws motion to join lawsuit over congressional testimony after House Democrats, Bolton ally push back
Mulvaney withdraws motion to join lawsuit over congressional testimony after House Democrats, Bolton ally push back

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney filed a notice of withdrawal of his motion to join an ongoing lawsuit filed last month. The original lawsuit, filed by Dr. Charles Kupperman was in response to a subpoena he received from House Democrats seeking his testimony in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump regarding Ukraine. Monday afternoon, attorneys for the House Democrats and the former deputy national security adviser jointly filed with a federal judge saying Mulvaney should not be able to join the lawsuit.

Days after being fined for misusing veterans' funds, Trump urges people to celebrate Veterans' Day by donating to his campaign

If you can't thank a veteran today, do the next best thing and donate to a non-veteran!President Trump's campaign fundraising team didn't miss a beat this Veterans Day, running a Facebook ad on Monday encouraging people to say "THANK YOU, VETERANS" by donating to the president's metaphorical war chest.Trump, who is not a veteran, famously deferred the Vietnam War draft several times.> New Trump Facebook ad encourages people to say "THANK YOU VETERANS" by donating to... the Trump campaign pic.twitter.com/qCsFz882wE> > -- Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 11, 2019The ad, which includes a can't-miss 25 percent off coupon, provoked criticism of the president, with...

Liz Cheney Backs Barring Erdogan Bodyguards Who Assaulted Protesters from U.S. Reentry
Liz Cheney Backs Barring Erdogan Bodyguards Who Assaulted Protesters from U.S. Reentry

Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) called on the State Department Monday to ban the bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan who assaulted protesters in a 2017 incident in Washington, D.C. from reentering the U.S.In May 2017, members of the Turkish Presidential Protection Department (TPPD), Turkey's equivalent of the Secret Service, attacked pro-Kurdish protesters outside the residence of the Turkish ambassador. The assault, in which protesters and American law-enforcement officials were injured, was captured on video.In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cheney requested that "none of the people who were in the United States with President Erdoğan in 2017 and...

Catholic bishops
Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse
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  • 2019-11-11 22:18:33Z

US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly - notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy sex abuse and work harder to combat gun violence. "The pope has emphasized certain themes: Mercy, closeness to the people... a spirit of hospitality toward migrants, and dialogue with those of other cultures and religions," Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio, told the bishops as they opened a three-day meeting. Pierre said the bishops should find tangible ways of showing they supported the pope's merciful message and flexible doctrine, which includes an emphasis on protecting the environment.

2020 election: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shares his views on current issues
2020 election: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shares his views on current issues

We asked presidential candidates questions about issues facing the country. Here's what Pete Buttigieg had to say about health care.

United States: Bolivian president wasn
United States: Bolivian president wasn't forced out by coup

Senior officials at the U.S. State Department said Monday the situation in Bolivia is not a coup, despite what some Latin American governments have claimed. Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales resigned Sunday after weeks of protests following a disputed election. The U.S. officials said the Bolivian military merely pointed out the fact that public security had deteriorated by the time they asked Morales to resign.

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian
Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian
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  • 2019-11-11 21:53:00Z

Israeli troops on Monday shot and killed a young Palestinian man during clashes in a West Bank refugee camp, but an amateur video indicated the man was unarmed and not participating in the unrest when he was shot. The Israeli military said it was investigating. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Omar Badawi, 22, was shot in the chest during the confrontation in the Aroub refugee camp, near the city of Hebron, and later died of his wounds.

Joe Biden Leads in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update
Joe Biden Leads in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden has a small edge over other top Democrats among likely New Hampshire primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.Biden has the support of 20% of those surveyed, while Elizabeth Warren is at 16%. Pete Buttigieg is in third place at 15% and Bernie Sanders is in fourth at 14%. The margin of error for the poll, conducted Nov. 6-10, is 3.8%.This is the first Quinnipiac poll of New Hampshire, so there is no basis for comparison to previous surveys by the university's polling unit. But the results differ from Real Clear Politics' average of polls, which shows Biden, Warren and Sanders running neck-and-neck with Buttigieg a distant...

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY officials, House committee over taxes
Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY officials, House committee over taxes

A federal judge on Monday issued another blow to President Donald Trump and his ongoing effort to avoid having his tax records turned over to Congress. U.S. Judge Carl Nichols granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that Trump filed in July over the TRUST Act in New York, which gave Congress the authority to retrieve tax information from New York residents.

Transit system apologizes to black rider cuffed for eating
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  • 2019-11-11 20:23:58Z

The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system is apologizing to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform. Bay Area Rapid Transit general manager Bob Powers said in a statement Monday that he's disappointed by the Nov. 4 encounter that led to rider Steve Foster being taken away in handcuffs. In a 15-minute video taken by Foster's girlfriend, a BART officer tells Foster that eating isn't allowed in paid areas of the transit system.

Cops Bust Unicorn Protesting White Supremacy at Indiana Farmer
Cops Bust Unicorn Protesting White Supremacy at Indiana Farmer's Market

Courtesy of The Purple Shirt BrigadeThe arrest of an inflatable purple unicorn on Saturday wasn't even close to the strangest event to unfold at Bloomington, Indiana's Community Farmers' Market this year.The market was once the peaceful home of fresh vegetables and goat cheese. But after the owners of a market stall were outed as supporters of a white supremacist group, it has become the center of a fierce debate on bigotry and free speech. The controversy has led to new rules about where people can hold signs and distribute flyers in the market-and on Saturday, five anti-racist protesters were arrested for allegedly breaking those rules.The unicorn was the first to go. Dressed in an...

Record: Officer tried to keep victims quiet after cop threat
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  • 2019-11-11 20:08:40Z

An off-duty Kansas police officer who was sentenced to probation for drunkenly threatening to shoot a bar server was initially allowed to keep his service weapon after a responding officer urged witnesses not to press charges, according to court records. The Kansas City Star obtained the records after a state agency revoked former Kansas City police officer Robert Ward's law enforcement license last month. Court records say Ward told the server: "I have my gun on me.

Douglas MacArthur Is One of America
Douglas MacArthur Is One of America's Most Famous Generals. He's Also the Most Overrated

He might be one of President Trump's favorite generals, but as Hampton Sides writes, Douglas MacArthur was far from a military genius.

My Students Loans Cost $2,000 a Month. Is There Anything I Can Do?
My Students Loans Cost $2,000 a Month. Is There Anything I Can Do?

Here's what to know about dealing with overwhelming student loan interest.

McConnell: Bevin
McConnell: Bevin 'had a good 4 years,' but likely lost

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin "had a good four years," but he says a review of Bevin's narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome. Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. McConnell was in Carroll County on Monday to tout a US-Spain treaty he helped pass that cut the taxes for the North American Stainless plant there.

UPDATE 2-France, Germany, Britain urge Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches
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  • 2019-11-11 19:36:07Z

France, Britain and Germany said on Monday they would consider a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could lead to United Nations sanctions being reimposed for recent breaches of the pact. In a joint statement, the three countries, known as the E3, warned Iran that its latest actions were hindering their efforts to defuse tensions in the region. "Iran's action ... has potentially severe proliferation implications," the three countries said in the statement.

Pete Buttigieg clarifies views on the Obama administration after criticism for a viral misquote
Pete Buttigieg clarifies views on the Obama administration after criticism for a viral misquote

Pete Buttigieg said his "appreciation of the great leadership of Barack Obama comes from a very personal place" after he was misquoted in an article.

USA TODAY interview: Nikki Haley isn
USA TODAY interview: Nikki Haley isn't running for president. That is, not yet.

Interview: Nikki Haley just may be the only top Trump official who has maintained good relations with the president and yet defined some distance.

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district
Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control
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  • 2019-11-11 18:44:01Z

Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be only the second time teachers have walked out of the job in Little Rock history. The Little Rock Education Association's announcement comes after the state Board of Education in October voted to no longer recognize the union when the contract expired Oct. 31.

As Supreme Court takes up Trump plan to end DACA, American dreams at stake for nearly 700,000 immigrants
As Supreme Court takes up Trump plan to end DACA, American dreams at stake for nearly 700,000 immigrants

The high court has the fate of nearly 700,000 young immigrants in its hands as it considers the Trump administration plan to end an Obama-era program.

Thousands of Twitter 'bots' targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night

Thousands of accounts with "bot-like" automated behavior spreading misinformation about the race.

Jordan
Jordan's king visits enclave day after reclaimed from Israel
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  • 2019-11-11 18:27:32Z

Jordan's king visited one of two small areas of land that - until a day earlier - were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement on Monday. Jordan's decision to not renew the 25-year lease and to reassume control over the two small territories comes amid rocky relations with Israel. Jordan's peace agreement with Israel, signed in 1994, is only the second peace deal between Israel and an Arab country, following Egypt.

No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet
No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet

Thirteen cities and one county in California have passed building codes encouraging - or requiring - all-electric appliances in new homes.

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire
Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong's leader pledged Monday to "spare no effort" to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months. "I do not want to go into details, but I just want to make it very clear that we will spare no effort in finding ways and means that could end the violence in Hong Kong as soon as possible," Lam told reporters. Lam also refused to accept the protesters' demands for political concessions.

UPDATE 2-Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push -IAEA report

Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. Iran is overstepping the deal's limits on its nuclear activities one after the other in response to the United States' withdrawal from the accord last year and its reimposition of sanctions that have crippled Iran's oil trade.

Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists
Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists

Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday, with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin. Turkey's interior ministry said it had deported an American and a Dane, while Germany confirmed that one of its citizens had also been expelled. Turkey has criticised Western countries for refusing to repatriate their citizens who left to join the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria and Iraq, and stripping some of them of their citizenship.

Joe Biden aides reportedly worry their meetings are too congratulatory

Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to feel his 2020 run may be faltering. His campaign aides still reportedly don't want to tell him that.Biden's presidential campaign has all the trappings of a winning run: An experienced, beloved politician with a tragically heroic backstory, Edward-Isaac Dovere describes in The Atlantic. But polls and fundraising totals are showing Biden isn't thriving the way he'd hope, and his staffers are reportedly struggling to claim otherwise."Biden's campaign lives in a dual reality," in which he's simultaneously winning most polls and yet still "being written off as finished," Dovere writes. Biden aides chalk a lot of that rhetoric up to...

Drake Booed Off Stage, Stormy Daniels Raps
Drake Booed Off Stage, Stormy Daniels Raps 'F- Donald Trump' at Camp Flog Gnaw

Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is always entertaining - last year featured Kanye West and Kid Cudi performing inside a giant glass box. But it inadvertently outdid itself this year with surprise appearances from Drake - who was booed offstage by a crowd that was expecting Frank Ocean - and, of all people, […]

Tulsi Gabbard is demanding an apology from Hillary Clinton

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is keeping up her feud with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Gabbard's 2020 campaign released a letter from its legal counsel Monday demanding Clinton apologize and retract comments she made about her in October, The Hill reports. Clinton in a podcast on Oct. 17 called Gabbard the "favorite of the Russians," also saying she's being groomed for a third-party bid. The latter remark was initially reported widely as referring to Russians grooming Gabbard, though Clinton's spokesperson later said she meant Gabbard is being groomed by Republicans. Clinton additionally referred to Jill Stein as "also a Russian asset" after talking about...

Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher prices
Airlines are flying tons of unneeded fuel around the world to save as little as $52 by not filling up in countries with higher prices

The practice, called fuel tankering, gives airlines an often tiny saving at the cost of much-larger carbon emissions, BBC's 'Panorama' said.

Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters
Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters

Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audienceA pro-Trump supporter protests at the UCLA campus in Westwood, California on Sunday. Some were unhappy that Trump Jr refused to take questions. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty ImagesDonald Trump Jr ventured on to the University of California's overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles campus on Sunday, hoping to prove what he had just argued in his book - that a hate-filled American left was hell-bent on silencing him and anyone else who supported the Trump presidency.But the appearance backfired when his own supporters, diehard Make America Great Again conservatives, raised their...

Poland asks Netflix to make changes to documentary about Nazi death camp guard
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  • 2019-11-11 13:24:25Z

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pressed Netflix, the U.S. streaming and production company, to make changes to a documentary that includes a map showing Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland. The camps were built by the Nazis on Polish soil during their brutal occupation of Poland in World War Two, but the map used in the documentary, Morawiecki said, implied that Poland existed at that time as an independent nation within its postwar borders and thus could share responsibility for the atrocities.

Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians
Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians
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  • 2019-11-11 13:12:52Z

Not long before the Ukrainian president was inaugurated in May, an associate of Rudy Giuliani's journeyed to Kyiv to deliver a warning to the country's new leadership, a lawyer for the associate said.The associate, Lev Parnas, told a representative of the incoming government that it had to announce an investigation into Trump's political rival, Joe Biden, and his son, or else Vice President Mike Pence would not attend the swearing-in of the new president, and the United States would freeze aid, the lawyer said.The claim by Parnas, who is preparing to share his account with impeachment investigators, challenges the narrative of events from Trump and Ukrainian officials that is at the core...

Kevin Hart Makes First Public Appearance at People
Kevin Hart Makes First Public Appearance at People's Choice Awards After Car Accident

People's Choice Awards: Kevin Hart Makes First Public Appearance After Car Accident

Poland Criticizes Netflix After 'Terrible Mistake' on Holocaust

(Bloomberg) -- Poland's prime minister wrote an official letter to Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings requesting that the media streaming company correct facts about the Holocaust in its "Devil Next Door" documentary series.The European Union member lurched into the international spotlight last year after its nationalist ruling Law & Justice party outlawed the phrase "Polish death camps." It also criminalized suggesting that the nation was complicit in the mass murder of Jews and other people by the Nazis during their occupation of the country in World War II.Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote to Hastings, calling out Netflix for what he called "a terrible mistake" in the...

Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaign
Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaign

Gambia filed the case on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Gambia's justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, told The Associated Press he wanted to "send a clear message to Myanmar and to the rest of the international community that the world must not stand by and do nothing in the face of terrible atrocities that are occurring around us. Myanmar's military began a harsh counterinsurgency campaign against the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack.

'They're like children': How to keep pets safe amid record-breaking cold weather

Temperatures are plummeting to record-breaking lows in much of the U.S. Here are tips on how to keep your pets safe. Hint: Treat them like kids.

New York's Rep. King becomes 20th U.S. Republican to exit Congress
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  • 2019-11-11 12:35:14Z

Prominent U.S. Representative Peter King on Monday said he will not seek re-election next year and will retire from Congress after his current term expires, marking the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave Congress. King, who has represented his New York district for 14 terms, said he would continue to serve through December 2020 and cited his family in announcing his retirement on Facebook. A growing number of U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, including a number of high-profile conservative lawmakers, have announced plans to leave the lower chamber after next year's election.

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president. Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new government was seeking military aid from the United States to defend against Russian aggression and allies of President Donald Trump were ramping up efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund
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  • 2019-11-11 11:47:20Z

News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The Tennessean that his 55-year-old client remains hospitalized with a shattered elbow, six broken ribs and a broken leg. McElhaney said his client just wanted a refund after being double-billed for her meal of chicken tenders, corn and apple pies.

As Trump fumes, public impeachment hearings set to grab spotlight
As Trump fumes, public impeachment hearings set to grab spotlight
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  • 2019-11-11 11:06:24Z

This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Beginning on Wednesday, three witnesses will publicly detail their concerns, previously expressed behind closed doors, that the Trump administration sought to tie military aid to Ukraine to an investigation of the Republican president's potential Democratic rival for the presidency, Joe Biden. The testimony will be carried by major broadcast and cable networks and is expected to be viewed by millions, who will watch current and former officials from Trump's own...

Capitalism and socialism are just words

As the field of Democratic Party presidential contenders narrows, we may well find ourselves stuck in a big ideas debate over the merits of "capitalism" versus "socialism." Of the three front-runners, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) famously called herself "a capitalist to my bones," while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) identifies as a democratic socialist. Former Vice President Joe Biden seems to be... whatever will keep the big money donors rolling in. Meanwhile, a lot of centrists, liberals and leftists are drawing up battle lines depending on whose label they prefer.But "socialism" and "capitalism" are just words. And the way they get...

Imelda Marcos Is Here to Teach Us How Wannabe Autocrats Like Trump Really Think
Imelda Marcos Is Here to Teach Us How Wannabe Autocrats Like Trump Really Think
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  • 2019-11-11 10:16:41Z

Artur Widak/NurPhoto via GettyLONDON-At the 80th birthday party of comedian Joey Adams in the ballroom of an upmarket hotel overlooking Central Park in 1991, Donald Trump and Imelda Marcos sat side by side; two vulgar icons of '80s greed and ambition.Imelda and her husband Ferdinand Marcos had been ousted from power five years earlier by a popular uprising in the Philippines where people had grown sick of their corruption and brutality. Trump was a loud-mouthed but ultimately powerless New York real estate mogul.Fifteen years later, in 2016, Trump was elected President of the United States and Marcos' political clout was restored after a Filipino presidential election in which her son...

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