Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick to be excluded from FBI investigation

Kellyanne Conway tells CNN: I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault Im a victim of sexual assault The FBI will not interview Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, according to reports and the Republican senator Lindsey Graham, highlighting the narrow scope of…

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Donald Trump used a noticeably out-of-date photo to commemorate 9/11. Ugh.

WHAT, ME WORRY?Image: Getty Images Time to add another item to the list of perplexing decisions the White House made on 9/11.  On Tuesday, the below tweet was sent from Donald Trump’s Twitter account as he and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House for the September 11 remembrance…

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While You Were Offline: Donald Trump Meets a Full-Courthouse Press

When this week started, I genuinely thought that I’d be writing about Madonna’s surreal VMA appearance or perhaps Cher’s continuing Abba tributes. Alas, that was not to be. It turned out to be a week in which all manner of big political events happened around the President of the United…

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Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge

Ankara officials will channel money into Turkeys financial markets and banks Turkeys beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sectors shaky finances with loans worth $15bn (11.8bn). A week after a diplomatic spat with the US sent the lira into a…

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Samantha Bee: ‘Nazis understand grassroots organizing better than the Democrats’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps attacks on the intelligence community and the potential existence of an N-word tape Late-night hosts on Wednesday discussed Donald Trumps attacks on the intelligence community, the rise of fascism, and rumors that a tape exists in which Trump uses the N-word. Samantha Bee: Fascism is back…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like…

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had…

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Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of children from families at border

Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says it is very biblical to enforce the law Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, invoked the Bible to defend the Trump administrations immigration policy of separating mothers from their children. She was speaking at…

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