Bill Clinton caught in Harvey Weinstein sexual-assault scandal fallout

(link to post) She didn’t name names, but when Monica Lewinsky joined the viral online campaign against sexual harassment Sunday by retweeting #MeToo, the first person who came to mind was President Bill Clinton. Therein lies the problem for the Clintons with the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment scandal: It hits perilously close to home. #MeToohttps://t.co/VWssdltU3n —…

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Governor blames media for immigration flap with sheriffs

(link to post)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Outspoken Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the media fanned the flames in a flap with sheriffs over his directive they should hold immigrants without warrants and is calling news organizations “the most horrible organizations on the earth.” The outburst came Monday after LePage summoned all 16 sheriffs to…

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Donald Trump reverses Obama's legally dubious executive orders

(link to post) Democrats are attacking President Trump for “dismantling” President Obama’s legacy on everything from Obamacare subsidies to immigration amnesty, but nobody knew better than Mr. Obama how vulnerable his go-it-alone agenda would be if Mr. Trump won the election. Unable to work with a Republican-led Congress for most of his presidency, Mr. Obama…

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Donald Trump reverses Obama's legally dubious executive orders

(link to post) Democrats are attacking President Trump for “dismantling” President Obama’s legacy on everything from Obamacare subsidies to immigration amnesty, but nobody knew better than Mr. Obama how vulnerable his go-it-alone agenda would be if Mr. Trump won the election. Unable to work with a Republican-led Congress for most of his presidency, Mr. Obama…

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18 arrested for trespassing during immigration protest

(link to post)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police in Springfield have arrested 18 protesters at a peaceful demonstration in front of the local Department of Homeland Security office. The Republican reports that more than 100 people marched around the downtown building Monday to call on federal authorities to halt the deportation of Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan…

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18 arrested for trespassing during immigration protest

(link to post)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police in Springfield have arrested 18 protesters at a peaceful demonstration in front of the local Department of Homeland Security office. The Republican reports that more than 100 people marched around the downtown building Monday to call on federal authorities to halt the deportation of Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan…

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Trump campaign faces subpoena in assault lawsuit

(link to post) NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been subpoenaed for records related to past sexual assault allegations against Trump – charges the president on Monday dismissed as “made-up stuff.” Lawyers for Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” asked the campaign in March to preserve any records in…

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Missouri Senate staffer new University of Missouri lobbyist

(link to post)COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri is hiring the top Missouri state senator’s chief of staff to be the four-campus system’s lead lobbyist. University of Missouri System President Mun Choi on Monday announced Dusty Schnieders will start Nov. 1. He’s currently chief of staff to Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron…

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Donald Trump uses Twitter, not press leaks, for policy trial balloons

(link to post) The age-old White House tradition of floating policy trial balloons through orchestrated leaks has given way to ideas blasted directly from the president on Twitter, driving every issue from strategy on North Korea to NFL rules for players kneeling during the national anthem. President Trump has replaced the carefully placed story with…

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Donald Trump pushes for end-of-year deadline for tax reform

(link to post) President Trump on Monday seemed to be pushing back a year-end deadline for the GOP to get tax reform done, saying there’s still “a long way to go” and that it took President Ronald Reagan “years” to accomplish his overhaul of the tax code. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden with…

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