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It’s hard to NOT get caught in the Crossfire of nostalgia

A scene from this wack-as-hell game show, "Paid Off"Image: TrUTV You know that dystopia in which income inequality is so extreme that society invents a game show that forces the less wealthy people to fight one other for survival? Nope, not The Hunger Games. We’re talking about good, old, real-life America in 2018. You know, where unchecked capitalist greed has rendered higher education simultaneously unaffordable and a prerequisite to landing a decent job — leaving 44 million citizens in debt that toals over $1.3 trillion, according to The Washington Post.…

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Brexit secretary David Davis resigns plunging government into crisis

Secretary of states resignation followed by two other Brexit ministers, forcing a reshuffle David Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary, shattering the hard-won consensus around Theresa Mays Chequers deal and plunging her government into crisis. His resignation was swiftly followed by that of fellow Department for Exiting the EU minister Steve Baker. It forces May to reshuffle her government, at the same time as trying to convince backbenchers to support her plan. Davis sent a bluntly worded resignation letter to the prime minister, saying he would not be a reluctant…

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Madeleine Albright: The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad

Madeleine Albright decries the global rise of authoritarianism in her new book, Fascism: A Warning, and talks about Trump, Putin and the tragedy of Brexit Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the Nazis consumed the country in 1939. After 10 days in hiding, her parents escaped Prague for Britain and found refuge in…

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Donald Trump to almost entirely avoid London during UK visit

Meetings with Theresa May and the Queen to be held away from protests in capital Donald Trump will almost entirely avoid London during his four-day visit to the UK next week, Downing Street has said, unveiling an itinerary that is likely to prompt accusations he is trying to avoid planned protests against him. While the US president is conducting his meetings, the first lady, Melania Trump, will have an agenda of her own, in the company of her opposite number, Philip May. Trump, who is to meet Theresa May and…

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Michael Cohen drops Trump attorney label on social media

Washington (CNN)Michael Cohen dropped the reference “personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump” from his Twitter and LinkedIn biographies on Wednesday, days after he spoke to ABC News about his legal situation. Cohen has famously said he would take a bullet for Trump and he has fashioned himself as Trump’s “fixer,” willing to help handle situations quietly. But the ABC interview raised new questions about his allegiance to Trump amid his legal troubles and subsequent isolation from the President’s inner circle. CNN previously reported that Cohen has signaled to friends…

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Official: Pruitt ‘inching forward to the tipping point’

(CNN)Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, facing additional reporting about his many controversies, is “inching forward to the tipping point,” a senior administration official said. “The President feels as though Scott Pruitt has done a really good job with deregulating the government, to allow for a thriving economy, that’s important to him, but these things matter to the President as well, and he’s looking into those,” Gidley said. “When we have an announcement, we’ll make it.” Trump said in early June that Pruitt was “doing a great job within the…

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Trump Spouse-Visa Shift May Hurt Workers, Push 100,000 From Jobs

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H-1B visas, which allow foreign workers to take jobs in the U.S. for several years, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Pooja B. Vijayakumar from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick set out to study the implications of such a…

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Jon Stewart delivers fierce direct address to Trump: ‘We will prevail.’

Jon Stewart returned to late night for a fiery monologue on 'The Late Show' directed at President Trump.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Jon Stewart has just delivered a walloping serve to Donald Trump. The former Daily Show host temporarily took over for Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Thursday night, geared up to perform one hell of a monologue. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien team up to respond to Trump It’s been one heck of a back-and-forth between late night hosts and Trump, with the president…

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Schumer introduces bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

Washington (CNN)Sen. Chuck Schumer has introduced a new bill to decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level. Schumer’s bill would direct a specific amount of tax revenue to a Treasury trust fund for the “small business concerns” of women and “socially and economically disadvantaged” individuals working in the marijuana industry. Under the bill, advertising for marijuana and related products would be restricted for youths, should joint research conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration determine that doing…

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Here are potential Supreme Court nominees to replace Justice Kennedy

Washington (CNN)Justice Anthony Kennedy, a longtime member of the Supreme Court and frequent swing vote, announced Wednesday that he will retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to fill his seat. During his remarks, Trump pointed to a list of potential picks for the court that he had maintained during the campaign and updated last fall. Here are a few names of possible contenders for the vacancy: Brett Kavanaugh, former Kennedy clerk Kavanaugh was a late add to Trump’s list of potential nominees, but many believe the 53-year-old judge who…

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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Washington (CNN)Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court. Kennedy’s decision to step down could transform the Supreme Court for generations. Trump will have his second opportunity to nominate a justice and will likely replace Kennedy with a young, conservative jurist. That would create a bloc of five staunch conservative justices who could move the court further to the right and cement a conservative majority for the foreseeable future. Kennedy voted to reaffirm the core…

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Don’t mess with ‘late show lowlifes’ Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien

Donald Trump got dragged by late night hosts including "the guy on CBS" Stephen Colbert. Look, they weren't going to sit quietly.Image: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Image Donald Trump spent part of Monday night insulting late-night hosts including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, they’d respond, but how? During a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump railed against all three comedians, calling Colbert a “low life” and Kimmel “terrible.”  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon on Trump’s tweet: ‘Shouldn’t he have more important things to do?’ But…

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Flake threatens Trump again on judicial nominees

Washington (CNN)Sen. Jeff Flake warned that he and a “number of senators,” are prepared to block President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees if there is no action in the Senate on tariffs and other key issues. Currently, Republicans hold a slight majority on the committee, 11-10, which Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has noted could pose a problem for passing nominees if even one Republican chose not to vote. “If it is a controversial one, we probably would have to have all 11 Republicans. So if one Republican wouldn’t vote, and it’s…

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Trump: Deport without ‘judges or court cases’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday called for the US to deport people without judicial proceedings, referred to an invasion by “these people” and railed against standing immigration laws. On Friday, Trump said Republicans would do better to “stop wasting their time on immigration” until after the midterm elections, pushing the issue until after he anticipated they would defeat Democrats in November. And earlier Sunday, Trump called for Democrats to address immigration and said his administration was doing a far better job than Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.…

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Politics come to Yelp after restaurant refuses to serve Sarah Sanders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant.Image: Alex Wong/Getty Images The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, is being bombarded with online reviews after refusing to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump’s press secretary, and her family. On Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz, who claims to be a waiter at The Red Hen, explained on Facebook that he waited on the White House official for about two minutes before his boss asked her to leave the establishment. Sanders later confirmed the incident on Twitter,…

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