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Keep Your Political Paws Off Dogs
Keep Your Political Paws Off Dogs

It was an Elizabeth Warren video that finally snapped me. In the 31-second clip, the Democratic presidential candidate runs down an Iowa street, arms outstretched, toward a towering inflatable version of her pet golden retriever. Her supporters chant the megalith's name: "Big! Structural! Bailey!" The whole video has the exact emotional tenor of a hangover dream. No, I thought. This dog is entirely too large.It's not just Warren's campaign. Like a 40-foot inflatable, dogs are looming large over our news landscape. America has entered a political moment of Too Much Dog. Twice in recent weeks, the internet has lost its mind over the Trump administration's portrayals of a dog used in a raid...

Katie Hill contemplated suicide after resigning from Congress
Katie Hill contemplated suicide after resigning from Congress

Hill discusses suicidal thoughts, "revenge porn," a toxic marriage and moving forward.

Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide
Former Rep. Katie Hill says the wave of harassment she faced after alleged revenge porn leak left her contemplating suicide

Former Rep. Katie Hill now says that she has "to keep going forward, and be part of the fight to create the change" to protect young women.

Why care about the Trump impeachment? Your right to vote in free elections is at stake.
Why care about the Trump impeachment? Your right to vote in free elections is at stake.

The Trump impeachment is about protecting our freedom and right to vote from lawless foreign election manipulation invited by a dangerous president.

Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects
Indian police investigated over killings of rape suspects

A top Indian rights group launched an investigation Saturday into a police shooting of four rape-murder suspects, after accusations they were gunned down to assuage public anger. The victim's brother told local media that said she would get justice when all those who killed her go to the place "where she has gone".

Japan Could Have Made the Pearl Harbor Attack Much Deadlier-Did Playing it Safe Cost It the War?
Japan Could Have Made the Pearl Harbor Attack Much Deadlier-Did Playing it Safe Cost It the War?

Or was Tokyo just doomed...no matter what?

Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record: Impeachment Update
Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Leaders of six House committees have been directed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.The House Judiciary panel will hold a hearing Monday to hear presentations on the evidence by the chief counsels for both parties on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.Here are the latest developments:Pence Is Asked to Declassify Call Record (6:46 p.m.)The House Intelligence chairman asked Vice President Mike Pence to declassify a supplemental statement provided to the committee on Nov. 26 by Jennifer Williams, the vice president's special adviser for Europe and Russia.Williams' supplemental statement contains additional...

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia 'greatly angered' by Pensacola Navy base shooting, Trump says

Trump received a call from King Salman of Saudi Arabia to express his condolences over the attack that left four dead. The suspect was a Saudi national.

North Korean Tanks Would Get Destroyed By America In A War
North Korean Tanks Would Get Destroyed By America In A War

It's obvious why: they're old. Really old.

Thunberg says
Thunberg says 'our voices' being heard but not translating into action

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday the voices of climate strikers are being heard but politicians are still not taking action. "We are getting bigger and bigger and our voices are being heard more and more, but of course that does not translate into political action," Thunberg told a panel in Madrid, where a U.N. climate summit is taking place. Thunberg, who sparked a global youth-led protest movement after striking outside the Swedish parliament last year, said that asking children to skip school to protest inaction by governments on climate change was "not a sustainable solution".

POWER RANKING: Here
POWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

We've combined Insider polling and results of Morning Consult's daily survey to create a weekly power ranking of the potential 2020 candidates.

Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong
Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong's protesters take stock

With Beijing taking a hard line, it has since broadened into a call to halt authoritarian China's attempts to erode freedoms in the city. Raymond Yeung, a liberal studies teacher at the elite Diocesan Girls' School, joined the movement early and was there on June 12 when a massive protest descended into violence. Protesters broke into the forecourt of the city's legislative building, throwing objects including metal bars at police.

4 dead after hijacked UPS truck leads police on high-speed chase in Florida, FBI says
4 dead after hijacked UPS truck leads police on high-speed chase in Florida, FBI says

Four people died in a shootout Thursday after jewelry robbers stole a UPS truck and led Florida police on a chase, the FBI said.

West Virginia corrections employees suspended after
West Virginia corrections employees suspended after 'completely inappropriate' Nazi salute photo

A photo of West Virginia correction officer trainees giving a Nazi salute drew the governor's condemnation on Thursday. An investigation is ongoing.

Incredible photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years
Incredible photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first Christmas party in 1800.

Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates
Measles killed more than 140,000 amid stagnating vaccine rates

More than 140,000 people died from measles worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade. Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. "The fact that any child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease like measles is frankly an outrage and a collective failure to protect the world's most vulnerable children," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, director-general of the World Health Organization.

'The View' Devolves Into Shouting Match Over Barron Trump Pun

Despite the lack of Meghan McCain on Thursday's broadcast of The View, things still devolved into a tense and heated back-and-forth when the table discussed the right-wing outrage over impeachment witness Pamela Karlan's wordplay pun involving Barron Trump's name. During Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Karlan-a Stanford Law professor-attempted to make a point about the Constitution, noting that President Donald Trump is not a monarch. "So while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron," Karlan said. After First Lady Melania Trump and other conservatives lashed out at the legal expert, claiming she attacked a minor, Karlan offered an...

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won
Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case, his attorney said Thursday. News outlets reported that Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, appeared in Montgomery County court on kidnapping, attempted murder and robbery charges linked to an incident in February. Defense attorney Preston Presley did not oppose a judge's decision to revoke his bond.

North Korea just called Trump an old imbecile in the latest sign the country is back on a warpath
North Korea just called Trump an old imbecile in the latest sign the country is back on a warpath

Kim Jong Un first used the insult "dotard" - referring to someone who's senile and losing it - in 2017, when Trump called him "Little Rocket Man."

Iran is doubling down on the missile strategy that took out 5% of the world
Iran is doubling down on the missile strategy that took out 5% of the world's oil supply

"The Iranians learned that they have a longer leash for conducting operations against the Saudis and UAE than they realized," a NATO source said.

Off the radar: Russian TV ignores PM wife
Off the radar: Russian TV ignores PM wife's plane scandal

Russians posted plane emojis and angry comments on Thursday as journalists and TV stars interviewing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev failed to raise explosive claims over his wife's use of a private jet. Medvedev's annual televised question-and-answer session lasted two hours and featured a panel of journalists, a well-known comedian and a young Instagram star. A report making the claim by opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation came out Wednesday and the video version has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube.

Why is Michael Bloomberg silencing the press? Because it
Why is Michael Bloomberg silencing the press? Because it's his plaything

In choosing to launch a presidential campaign for no reasons other than ego and greed, he has subjugated a respected news organization to his whimsAmong the many socially damaging things about the existence of billionaires is the fact that the ego of a single person with billions of dollars can exert more influence than the collective wisdom of thousands of professionals under their economic control. All the experts might say that the kingdom should focus on food and shelter for the people, but if the pharaoh wants a pyramid instead, well, everyone is getting the pyramid. There is no better demonstration of this farce than the sad fate of Bloomberg News, a global media organization that...

Up Close And Personal: The Marines Want To Fight Russia and China At Home
Up Close And Personal: The Marines Want To Fight Russia and China At Home

And are training to do just that.

Impeachment hearing joke draws angry response from Melania Trump - and lays bare America
Impeachment hearing joke draws angry response from Melania Trump - and lays bare America's divide

Pamela Karlan's reference to Trump's son Barron offered Republicans a chance to claim righteous outrageFinally, a smoking pun. A simple play on words told us everything about the impeachment inquiry, the current mindset in Congress and the state of the nation.The witness Pamela Karlan cracked a joke that delighted liberals and infuriated conservatives. Or rather, it delighted conservatives because it gave them a talking point to whip up outrage.The afternoon session of the House judiciary committee hearing on the constitutional framework for impeachment had just begun when the Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee posed the question: "What comparisons can we make between kings that...

Russia Is Making Strides In Testing Its Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile (Should NATO Worry?)
Russia Is Making Strides In Testing Its Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile (Should NATO Worry?)

Deployment is coming soon.

Trump
Trump's Commonsensical Food-Stamp Rule

Our food-stamp program has some bizarre loopholes in it, and the Trump administration is trying to close them. A new rule finalized today attacks one in particular.In theory, the program has a strict time limit for "ABAWDs," or able-bodied adults without dependents: If they don't meet their work requirement or receive a case-by-case exemption from their state, they may receive food stamps for at most three months in any 36-month period. But in practice, the executive branch has broad discretion to waive the limit for large geographic areas with weak labor markets - and previous administrations used that discretion promiscuously. As of 2017, about a third of the U.S. population...

Democratic congressman announces retirement, says 'countless hours' investigating impeachment 'rendered my soul weary'

Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) was not shy about why he won't seek re-election next year. Heck, who recently could be seen in a recurring role on the House Intelligence Committee, said the "countless hours" he spent investing both 2016 Russian election interference and President Trump's impeachment "rendered my soul weary," prompting him to leave his lawmaking days behind and spend more time with his wife of 44 years.The 67-year-old congressman said the work simply took too much of a toll. But he was also clear that he doesn't regret his time on the committee -- he called it "incredible work" -- and that he was no fan of the president. "I will never...

One of the nation
One of the nation's top constitutional experts unloaded on Trump in Wednesday's impeachment hearing, saying he committed 'impeachable high crimes' and abused power

Noah Feldman was unequivocal: "President Trump has committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors."

The remarkable stories behind 5 iconic photos of the Pearl Harbor attack
The remarkable stories behind 5 iconic photos of the Pearl Harbor attack

News and images of the devastating attack shocked the nation. Here are the stories behind five indelible images from that shocking day.

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest
Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. Some schools were about a quarter full in response to the Education Ministry's call last week to reopen public and private schools. Others had only a handful of students or didn't open at all.

Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA
Turkey says new Russian missile deal to happen before too long: RIA

Turkey's presidential administration has said that the purchase date for more S-400 missile systems from Russia is just a technicality and that it thinks a deal will happen before too long, the RIA news agency reported on Monday. Moscow hopes to seal a deal to supply Turkey with more S-400 missile systems in the first half of next year, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said last month.

Why Joe Biden might be taking it easy on Pete Buttigieg
Why Joe Biden might be taking it easy on Pete Buttigieg

The most famous unspoken Democratic presidential candidate alliance is probably the one between Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). But there might be one brewing between former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as well -- at least on Biden's end.Biden and Buttigieg aren't old friends like Warren and Sanders, but there are some logical strategic reasons for why that might be the case. Biden hasn't really gone after the 37-year-old mayor very much since the primaries began, despite their ideological overlap and the fact that many of the other candidates really seem to find the political upstart a tad annoying.When asked about...

What South Korea, Japan, and Germany Think of American Troop Demands
What South Korea, Japan, and Germany Think of American Troop Demands

How will it all play out?

Mexico moves toward legal abortion, but women still face jail
Mexico moves toward legal abortion, but women still face jail

Martha Mendez and Susana Duenas were both teenagers when they committed their "crime": suffering a miscarriage. Accused of having an abortion -- which is illegal in all but two states in Mexico -- Mendez was forced to ask her fetus for forgiveness. Duenas was jailed for seven years.

Third occupant of Spain
Third occupant of Spain 'narco-sub' arrested: police

The third occupant of a submarine seized off the Spanish coast carrying three tonnes of cocaine worth 100 million euros ($110 million) was arrested on Friday, police said. Police intercepted the 20-metre (65-foot) submarine -- thought to be the first of its kind captured in Europe -- off the northwestern region of Galicia on Saturday. Two Ecuadorans were arrested as they tried to escape from the submarine, but the third occupant managed to flee from police.

The best Black Friday camera deals on Canon, Nikon, Sony, Google, and more

Shopping for a digital camera such as a Nikon or Canon DSLR, a GoPro, or a wireless camera for your home? We have the Black Friday deals for you.

India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president
India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president

India will lend Sri Lanka $400 million for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving bilateral ties. Sri Lanka, located off the southern tip of India, has become an arena of competing influence between New Delhi and China, which has built ports, power stations and highways as part of President Xi Jinping's signature "Belt and Road Initiative", designed to boost trade and transport links across Asia.

Bolivia urges Mexico embassy to hand over wanted ex-officials
Bolivia urges Mexico embassy to hand over wanted ex-officials

Bolivia's foreign minister said Thursday Mexico will face a "very serious problem" if its embassy in La Paz refuses to hand over ex-government officials wanted for arrest, warning they could be there for years. More than 20 former members of ex-president Evo Morales's government have holed up in the Mexican embassy.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The China
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The China's J-11 Fighter Looks Awfully Familiar

Russia might not like this.

Germany Preparing Blanket Ban for Iran-Backed Hezbollah

(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is preparing to issue a ban on Hezbollah that would extend restrictions on the Iran-backed group to cover all its activities in Germany.Ministries are still working on a so-called "activity ban," according to a government official, who confirmed an earlier report in Der Spiegel magazine and asked not to be identified by name.The measure could be introduced next week, Spiegel said on its website. In the European Union, an existing ban is limited to Hezbollah's military wing.Hezbollah is among political parties in Lebanon unable to reach a deal on the shape of a new government, with the country gripped by a deepening crisis that's...

Former Hong Kong Leader Says Protests Won
Former Hong Kong Leader Says Protests Won't Force China's Hand

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong's controversial former leader said it was "senseless" to think mass protests could force Beijing's hand, amid months of increasingly violent rallies against China's grip on the city."It's extremely senseless and irresponsible for political figures in Hong Kong and outside Hong Kong to think that somehow by bringing hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of Hong Kong, somehow China's hand could be forced," Leung Chun-ying said in an address at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club on Thursday.He added it was also pointless to think "that we could have full autonomy in Hong Kong without China's involvement, that we could have a local democracy that has...

Fire in Minnesota High-Rise Apartment Building Leaves 5 Dead, 4 Injured
Fire in Minnesota High-Rise Apartment Building Leaves 5 Dead, 4 Injured

"It's a very tragic night at the beginning of the holiday weekend," said fire chief John Fruetel.

Iran says 200,000 took to streets in anti-government protests
Iran says 200,000 took to streets in anti-government protests

Iran gave a glimpse on Wednesday into the scale of what may have been the biggest anti-government protests in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic, with an official saying 200,000 people had taken part and a lawmaker saying 7,000 were arrested. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his strongest remarks since the unrest peaked, described the two weeks of violence as the work of a "very dangerous conspiracy". Iran has given no official death toll, but Amnesty International said this week it had documented the deaths of at least 143 protesters.

Boeing
Boeing's problems mount as FAA vows to ramp up oversight of the embattled 737 Max even after it is finally allowed to fly

A new report also suggested that Boeing's plane to resume deliveries of new 737 Max planes to airline customers in December won't happen.

Trump cracks impeachment jokes at turkey pardoning
Trump cracks impeachment jokes at turkey pardoning

President Donald Trump turned the quirky annual White House ritual of pardoning Thanksgiving turkeys into a riff on his impeachment Tuesday, joking that the two birds had been subpoenaed to testify. "They've already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff's basement on Thursday," Trump told guests in the Rose Garden, referring to the head of the intelligence committee leading the impeachment probe in the House of Representatives. Trump was presiding over a ceremony where the president symbolically spares a specially chosen turkey from joining the more than 45 million estimated to be consumed nationwide at Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday.

Chicago woman ignored man's cat calls, so he raped and strangled her, prosecutors say

Donald Thurman is charged with the first-degree murder and sexual assault of University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Ruth George.

Thousands rally in support of Israel
Thousands rally in support of Israel's Netanyahu after graft indictment

Several thousand Israelis rallied on Tuesday in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he faces the gravest threat to his political survival after corruption charges and two failed elections. Held under the banner "Stop the Coup", the protest failed to draw the huge crowds its organizers - members of Netanyahu's Likud party - had hoped to attract and only a handful of the faction's senior lawmakers and cabinet ministers attended. Netanyahu was charged on Thursday with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Pompeo Suggests Ukraine Hacking Conspiracy Is Legit Question
Pompeo Suggests Ukraine Hacking Conspiracy Is Legit Question

SAUL LOEBSecretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested in a Tuesday press conference that a conspiracy theory that Ukraine and not Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016 is a legitimate line of inquiry. Asked if the U.S. and Ukraine should investigate whether "Ukraine and not Russia hacked the DNC," Pompeo, who previously served as CIA director, replied: "Anytime there is information that indicates that any country has messed with American elections, we not only have a right but a duty to make sure we chase that down." The CIA, shortly before Pompeo took office, concluded along with other U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked the DNC server and stole internal emails...

'Bring it on': Elon Musk accepts Ford's challenge for a Cybertruck tug-of-war rematch

A Ford executive on Monday challenged Tesla to an 'apples to apples' rematch, implying the first challenge may not have been completely fair.

Why Testimony From Don McGahn Would Doom Trump
Why Testimony From Don McGahn Would Doom Trump

Win McNamee/GettyJust as the House Intelligence Committee ran out of scheduled hearings, and it seemed clear that not a single Republican would vote for impeachment, another shoe has dropped: Monday's ruling to compel congressional testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn looks to be a game-changer, leading McGahn to spill the beans on Donald Trump, and possibly compelling other Executive Branch members to testify before the House.  The White House will appeal of course, but if the ruling is upheld, it's huge. Why does McGahn matter? According to the Mueller Report (and based on interviews with McGahn and others), Trump directed McGahn to call Deputy Attorney General Rod...


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