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Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat

Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for states third congressional district, according to Chicago Sun-Times Holocaust denier to become Republican nominee for Illinois congressional seat Art Jones the sole GOP candidate for third congressional district Anti-Defamation League calls Jones a long-time neo-Nazi Lois Beckett @loisbeckett Last modified on Sun 4 Feb 2018 22.17EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp reported on Sunday. The prospective candidate, Art Jones, is not a steadfast supporter of the Republican president. Ten months ago, in remarks filmed at none of the voter…

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Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his ‘mental stability’

President boasts of being a very stable genius and calls Michael Wolff a fraud but author says his explosive book will finally end this presidency In an extraordinary public defence of his own mental stability, Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets that seemed guaranteed to add fuel to a raging political fire. Suggestions in a new tell-all book that he was mentally unfit to be president were out of the old Ronald Reagan playbook, Trump added, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being,…

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Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Democrat becomes highest ranking politician to step down in wake of mounting accusations against men in Hollywood, media and politics Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking US politician yet to step down in the wake of widening allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and politics. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken, who said he would quit in the coming weeks, said: All women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. But he said that his…

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Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: I would love to have told Trump: Back off, you creep

The presidential candidate and the classicist discuss winners and losers Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a hotel room, giving a big television interview, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridges. While she waits outside on the sofa, though, it quickly becomes clear that the star of this conversation is the classicist. One by one, members of Clintons staff approach in reverent tones to declare her their heroine. Even a passing cameraman stops to pay court and say: I love you! Does this happen to Beard all the time? Yes, she laughs,…

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Al Franken apologizes after accusation he kissed and groped TV news anchor

Senator and former comedian calls for ethics investigation after Leeann Tweeden alleges he forcibly kissed her and later groped her while she was asleep in 2006 US senator and former comedian Al Franken has issued an apology after being accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent. Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based news anchor, came forward with the allegations in photo that appears to show Franken placing his hands over her breasts while posing for the camera. Congressional leaders swiftly called for a Senate ethics committee investigation into…

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The seven Republican super-donors who keep money in tax havens

Paradise Papers show these men, who invest heavily in Super Pacs, share a presence offshore if not a love of Trump Seven Republican super-donors helped bankroll the conservative push for power in the 2016 election cycle, between them pumping more than $350m (264m) into federal and state races. The Stop Trump movement last year, while Geoff Palmer was among the then Republican nominees Super Pacs with names including Rebuilding America now, Right to rise USA and American unity: are their political principles undermined by their offshore practices? Warren Stephens Warren…

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Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through business associate of Trumps son-in-law, leaked files reveal Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of US politics and the role played by social media in last years presidential election. It may also raise new questions for the social media companies and for Kushner. What are the Paradise Papers? The Paradise Papers is a special investigation by the Guardian and 95 media partners worldwide into a leak…

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Trump does not plan to block release of JFK assassination documents

National Archives has until Thursday to disclose remaining files regarding event which president linked to Ted Cruzs father Donald Trump does not plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to the assassination of tweet on Saturday morning, Trump said: Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as president, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened. The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedys 1963 assassination. The documents include more…

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Bob Corker: White House is ‘adult day care center’ and Trump may start WWIII

Trump blasts chair of Senate foreign relations committee over Iran and endorsement begging as Corker warns Trumps threats risk global conflict Donald Trumps fractious relationship with the Republican establishment reached a bizarre new level on Sunday when Senator Bob Corker described the White House as an adult day care center and warned that the president risked setting the US on the path to World War III. An extraordinary exchange between Trump and the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee began when Trump accused Corker, who is retiring, of not…

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Rex Tillerson says he won’t quit but doesn’t deny calling Trump a ‘moron’

US secretary of state pledges loyalty to the president and shrugs off report he called Trump a moron in White House meeting as petty nonsense The US secretary of state, on NBC News on Wednesday morning that he had derided Trump as a moron in a meeting of White House national security officials and members of the cabinet. Instead, he shrugged off the report as petty nonsense and issued a stream of praise for the president. He loves his country. He puts America and Americans first. Hes smart. He demands…

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?

The popular Blacktivist account claimed to be a force for community organizing. Now it looks to have been part of Russias effort to influence politics When longtime Baltimore activists first saw a Facebook account called Blacktivist organizing a local police brutality march, they were immediately suspicious. The page honoring died in police custody a year earlier, quickly acquired a sizable following, but no one knew who was running it. Heber Brown III, a pastor and community organizer, messaged Blacktivist asking if the person lived in Baltimore. No, replied Blacktivist on…

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Alabama Republican Senate primary: Roy Moore defeats Trump-backed Luther Strange

Socially conservative former Alabama chief justice, one of the most controversial US politicians, was removed from state supreme court post twice The former Alabama judge Roy Moore, one of the most controversial figures in Republican politics, is on course to become a US senator in spite of opposition from Donald Trump. With 95%of the vote in on Tuesday night, Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama supreme court was ahead of appointed incumbent Luther Strange by 55% to 45% in the Republican Senate runoff. Moores victory comes despite being…

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‘Height of hypocrisy’: Clinton calls out Trump team over private email reports

Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law among six administration figures who reportedly used private email accounts for White House business At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary Clinton to describe criticism of her own private server use as the height of hypocrisy. Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, admitted through his lawyer on Sunday that he had used private emails in the administrations early days. According to a regular and heavy criticism of Clinton…

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Bernie Sanders unveils universal healthcare bill: ‘We will win this struggle’

Senators Medicare for All bill, which is gaining steam among Democrats, would cover 323 million Americans under single system Battle lines have been drawn as Bernie Sanders launches his latest attempt to establish a healthcare system that covers all 323 million Americans. Standing in opposition to Sanders plan are what he calls the most powerful and greedy forces in American society: the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, Wall Street and the Republican party. The opposition to this will be extraordinary, Sanders said in an interview in his Capitol Hill office, prior…

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David Clarke, Milwaukee sheriff and outspoken Trump backer, resigns

County clerk says resignation letter gives no reason for early departure of sheriff, who claimed in May that he was taking a job in the Trump administration David Clarke, the outspoken Milwaukee County sheriff who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, has resigned. The Milwaukee County clerk, George Christenson, said he had received a resignation letter from Clarke, but the letter did not say why the sheriff was leaving office more than a year before his term is…

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