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Trump Gives Swing-District Democrats New Cause to Back Inquiry
Trump Gives Swing-District Democrats New Cause to Back Inquiry

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump has erased any lingering doubts among the swing-district Democrats who galvanized the House impeachment move two weeks ago despite the risks to their re-election chances in 2020.The decision by seven first-term Democrats elected in Trump-leaning districts to back an impeachment inquiry after months of resisting the idea tipped the balance in the House and helped spark Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to announce the investigation.Now they are back home during a congressional break, facing voters as well as a concerted effort by Republicans to make them pay. At town halls and in interviews, members of the group express no regrets."I did the right thing,...

'We good now, China? South Park 'apologises' after being banned by Communist Party

The creators of South Park have issued an irreverent mock apology to the Chinese government after reports that the show has been censored on Chinese streaming services and social media. The statement from Trey Parker and Matt Stone made fun of censorship of comparisons of Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, with Winnie the Pooh, and called out the National Basketball Association (NBA) for apologising over the support expressed by one of its officials for the Hong Kong protest movement.   "Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn't look just like Winnie the Pooh at all," read a statement...

EU tells British PM Johnson to stop playing
EU tells British PM Johnson to stop playing 'stupid' Brexit blame game

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union accused Britain of playing a "stupid blame game" over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands. With just 23 days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the bloc, the future of Brexit remains deeply uncertain and both London and Brussels are positioning themselves to avoid blame for a delay or a disorderly no-deal Brexit. In a sign that Johnson's last-ditch proposals to bridge the impasse have failed, a Downing Street source said Merkel and Johnson spoke on Tuesday morning and she made clear that a deal was "overwhelmingly...

House Democrats are reportedly worried Trump's GOP allies could leak whistleblower's identity

In order to protect the identity of the whistleblower who filed a complaint over President Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, House Democrats are discussing several different ways this person could testify in a safe environment, three officials familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post on Monday. The whistleblower has said they will answer questions in front of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, and there are concerns that Trump's most fervent supporters on the House panel could leak their identity, the officials said. There are several plans under consideration, including having an audio-only testimony, having the person appear...

Iran's Missiles Would Be a Real Problem During a War

Bad for U.S. bases and aircraft carriers.

Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio weren't convinced by reports of a pullback in Syria. The reports are based off a White House statement.

An official White House statement apparently isn't enough proof for some people in this day and age.Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are clearly not thrilled with the White House's decision to pull troops from northern Syria and subsequently allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region. The move potentially gives Ankara an opening to battle with Kurdish-led forces there, who were long the U.S.'s strongest ally in the battle against the Islamic State. Rubio called the announcement a "grave mistake" and Graham said it was a "disaster in the making."Except both senators were still speaking in hypotheticals when criticizing the decision Monday...

Correction: HP Inc-Job Cuts story
Correction: HP Inc-Job Cuts story

In a story Oct. 4 about job cuts at Hewlett Packard, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the cuts will be made by 2020. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - HP Inc.'s new CEO has unveiled the company's latest plan to streamline its operations - one that envisions cutting its workforce by as much as 16% over the next three years. The personal computer and printer maker says it expects to drop 7,000 to 9,000 people from its global workforce of about 55,000 by its fiscal year 2022.

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A rapper's quest to be president

Bobi Wine wants to unseat Uganda's entrenched ruler. Can he stir a youth revolution here and across Africa?

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