Daily Archives: September 23, 2017

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: ‘I might have made a mistake’


September 23, 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — President Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of ‘Big Luther’ could prove to be a big boost for the interim Alabama senator, …

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Sen. Cassidy’s misleading claim that preexisting-conditions ‘protection is absolutely the same’


September 23, 2017

“We protect those with preexisting conditions. … The protection is absolutely the same. There’s a specific provision that says that if a state applies for a waiver, it must ensure that those with preexisting conditions have affordable and adequate coverage.” In the dispute between late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), one of the key authors of the …

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Why people care about Valerie Plame and her anti-Semitic tweet


September 23, 2017

In a vacuum, this would be a troubling headline: “Former CIA operative tweets anti-Semitic article.” Bigotry in the ranks of the U.S. intelligence community is bad. Obviously. But when the former CIA operative in question is Valerie Plame Wilson, the interest level is much higher — particularly among journalists, who remember her as a central figure in a decade-old case …

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‘Boys brag’: Police say art teacher had sex with four students


September 23, 2017

Between January 2016 and April 2016, former Arkansas art teacher Jessie Goline allegedly had sex with four students from two school districts, according to police. Goline was arrested on Sept. 20 and charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault. (WREG-TV) The first text that art teacher Jessie Goline allegedly sent her student was about class. Then they started texting …

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A short history of ‘dotard,’ the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump


September 23, 2017

In the latest war of words between the United States and North Korea, Kim Jong Un did not pull any punches. “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” Kim declared in an unusually direct and angry statement published Thursday by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. The North Korean leader’s warning about “fire,” …

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She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.


September 23, 2017

The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, Mich., had glioblastoma, …

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Roger Goodell responds to Trump’s call to ‘fire’ NFL players protesting during national anthem


September 23, 2017

President Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday night, ostensibly to support the senatorial bid of fellow Republican Luther Strange. But the speech veered off topic, and eventually landing on a few points regarding the NFL and sparking response from the NFL and its players’ union. Without mentioning him by name, Trump made reference to Colin …

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