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‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. The scenes at a North Carolina rally provided an ugly overture to a 2020 election campaign already soaked in hate. They exemplified the…MORE

State Department looking at redirecting Central American aid to Guaido

State Department looking at redirecting Central American aid to Guaido

A State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday that the State Department is looking to redirect some funding originally designated for the Northern Triangle — Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — to embattled Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. “Working with Congress, we are exploring reprogramming some of the funding towards promoting democracy in Venezuela, including…MORE

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran. Five-hundred troops are expected to go to the Prince Sultan Air Base, located in a desert area east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to US two…MORE

Why Trump so badly wants 2020 to be all about socialism

Why Trump so badly wants 2020 to be all about socialism

Master brander Donald Trump — and his fellow Republican elected leaders — have clearly made a decision that the best chance for him (and them) to win in 2020 is to call Democrats “socialists” at every turn. “The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four ‘progressives,’ but now they are forced to embrace…MORE

House lawmakers unite to kill Obamacare provision

House lawmakers unite to kill Obamacare provision

There’s not much about Obamacare that Democrats and Republicans agree on. But getting rid of the Cadillac tax is one of the rare points of unity. House lawmakers came together Wednesday to repeal the provision that levies a tax on high-cost health insurance plans by a vote of 419 to 6. The bill has more…MORE

Army rejects Bowe Bergdahl’s appeal accusing Trump of unlawfully influencing his case

Army rejects Bowe Bergdahl’s appeal accusing Trump of unlawfully influencing his case

President Donald Trump’s comments deriding Bowe Bergdahl throughout his repatriation and trial did not constitute unlawful command influence, an Army appeals court found in a ruling released Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision, three Army Court of Criminal Appeals judges at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, rejected Bergdahl’s claim that Trump’s public description of him as “a no-good…MORE

3 blue states file suit against Treasury, IRS over state and local taxes workaround

3 blue states file suit against Treasury, IRS over state and local taxes workaround

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut aren’t backing off from a legal fight with the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service. The three blue states filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s decision to block a workaround that would have helped high-tax areas to bypass…MORE

Microsoft says foreign hackers still actively targeting US political targets

Microsoft says foreign hackers still actively targeting US political targets

Americans involved in the democratic process were heavily targeted by foreign government hackers in the past year, according to Microsoft. Since August 2018, the company made more than 740 notifications to US political parties, campaigns, and democracy-focused nonprofits that they had been targeted by foreign government hackers who use its free cybersecurity services, it said…MORE

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