Sunday, October 21, 2018

MixedTimes - Politics

Khashoggi death account not ‘credible,’ lawmakers across aisle say

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were fired up by Friday’s news that Jamal Khashoggi, the activist and writer who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey earlier this month, was killed in a fight, as reported by Saudi state media.

Trump holds campaign rally in Arizona

President Trump was in Arizona Friday night where he was set to hold a campaign rally for Republicans ahead of next month’s midterm elections.

McCaskill's husband was accused of abuse by ex-wife

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and his company once victim-blamed a woman who sued for sexual misconduct, Fox News has learned.

Kamala Harris, amid 2020 rumors, floats $500 a month tax credit

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is proposing a new tax credit of up to $500 a month, or $6,000 a year, for families earning less than $100,000 a year -- as Democrats look for a counter message to President Trump’s tax cuts.

Billionaire’s Trump impeachment push grows in midterm run-up

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer claims to be building a juggernaut political operation in support of impeaching President Trump, rallyingthe baseand creating a "digital army" for the cause even as Democratic lawmakers remain publicly divided over the issue.

Ocasio-Cortez refuses to endorse Bernie Sanders 2020 run

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist congressional candidate who has spent weeks campaigning this year with fellow socialist Sen.Bernie Sanders, this week refused to endorse his prospective candidacy in the 2020 presidential race.

GSA denies Democratic claims that Trump intervened to stop FBI HQ move

FiveHouse Democrats alleged Thursday that President Trump personally ordered that the FBI headquarters remain in downtown Washington so that a potential competitor could not develop the site, a claim theagency which manages real estate for the federal government dismissed as "inaccurate.

Ex-FBI agent sentenced for leaking classified documents to reporter

A Minnesota judge on Thursday reportedly sentenced a former A Minnesota judge on Thursday reportedly sentenced a former FBI agent to spend four years behind bars after the man confessed to providing classified defense documents to a reporter.

Mnuchin cancels plans to attend Saudi Arabia conference

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he has decided against attending a conference in Saudi Arabia this month, amid the uproar over the the presumed death of activist Jamal Khashoggi.

Arrested Dem operative stayed employed despite notoriously ‘hostile’ tactics

The Democratic operative arrested and charged with battery against the female campaign manager for Nevada gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt was employedat the George Soros-funded American Bridge for months, despite a reputation on Capitol Hill for what sources described as “hostile” tactics.

White House counsel Don McGahn resigns

A key Trump administration official formally resigned Wednesday, concluding a 21-month tenure in which he played a key role in some of the president’s most significant accomplishments, a White House official confirmed to The Associated Press.

McConnell hints GOP will try ObamaCare repeal again next year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Wednesday that Republicans will try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act after the November midterm elections, saying in an interview that "we’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.

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