- Huffington Post UK 10:44August 22, 2019Macron Taunts Johnson: UK Could Become ‘Vassal’ Of Trump’s US After No-Deal Brexit
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- Huffington Post UK 09:19August 22, 2019Everyone's Cooing Over This New Zealand MP Who Brought His Baby Work
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- Huffington Post UK 08:30August 22, 2019The Tories Want Us To Work Until We Die So Labour Must Now Make The Case For A Four-Day Week
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- The Guardian(UK) 08:00August 22, 2019UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPsScathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, MPs have saidIn a scathing parliamentary report, the cross-party science and technology select committee said recent Conservative governments have promised more but done less on the climate crisis, which has left several gaping policy holes that need to be filled. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 07:00August 22, 2019Johnson and Macron to hold ‘frank’ Brexit talks in ParisFrench observers fear Britain’s PM is setting up France to take blame over no-deal departureEmmanuel Macron will hold a friendly but “frank” working lunch with Boris Johnson on Thursday after dismissing his request to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal agreement and scrap the Irish backstop as “not an option”.The French president told reporters on Wednesday night that there was a “British democratic crisis” over Brexit and he was seeking “clarification” from Johnson on his proposals as the 31 October exit date approaches. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 06:37August 22, 2019New York Times and Never Trump's Bill Kristol Want Joe Walsh to Primary TrumpThe New York Times reported Wednesday evening that former Rep. Joe Walsh (D-IL) is considering a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, and that he is being supported by "Never Trump" stalwart Bill Kristol.
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- Breitbart News 05:11August 22, 2019Wayne Allyn Root: Jews in Israel Love Donald Trump 'Like He's the King of Israel'Wayne Allyn Root defended President Donald Trump's relationship with the Jewish people. Root claimed that Jews in Israel loved him as much as the "King of Israel" or the "second coming of God."
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- The Daily Beast 04:36August 22, 2019Democrats Are Feuding About Susan Sarandon Because 2016 Won’t DieStephane Cardinale - Corbis/GettyThe latest sign of discord within the Democratic Party has all the trimmings of a made-for-2020 moment: celebrity controversy, Twitter outrage, and a re-litigation of 2016. As nearly two dozen candidates compete for the party’s nomination, tensions between two prominent Democrats--the president of a liberal think tank and co-chair of a presidential campaign--erupted into public view on Tuesday night, reopening old wounds from the last campaign that have never really healed.The exchange started with a tweet from Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, in response to an article that reported the mayor of Dayton, Ohio needed extra security after President Trump insulted her following a recent mass shooting in the city. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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- Breitbart News 04:29August 22, 2019Jay Inslee Quits 2020 Race -- Before His Long-Awaited Climate Change DebateGov. Jay Inslee of Washington state announced Wednesday evening on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show that he is leaving the 2020 presidential race -- two weeks before a climate change debate for which he had campaigned.
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- New York Magazine 04:04August 22, 2019No, Joni Ernst, Iowans Don’t Need the Electoral College to Influence Presidential ElectionsIowa Senator Joni Ernst, responding to AOC’s criticisms of the electoral college, says Iowa would lose its political voice if its voters were treated like everyone else’s. This is strange given the huge importance of the Iowa Caucuses.
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- Breitbart News 03:41August 22, 2019Flashback—Joe Biden’s Staff Forced Reporter into Closet During 2011 FundraiserFormer Vice President Joe Biden’s staff forced a reporter to hide in a closet during a $500-a-head fundraiser in 2011.
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- Breitbart News 03:12August 22, 2019National Poll Shows Sanders Regaining Second Place, Electability on the RiseSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) regained his previously held second place position, according to an Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday, amplifying the ongoing battle between the Vermont senator and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who remain neck in neck.
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- Breitbart News 02:29August 22, 2019Ann Coulter: Media Blackmailing America, Vote Out Trump or Our ‘Hysteria and Madness Will Go On’News media outlets are essentially threatening Trump's supporters with continued "hysteria" if the president is reelected, said Ann Coulter.
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- Breitbart News 02:01August 22, 2019Fact Check: Kamala Harris Suggests Anchor Baby Policy Enshrined in U.S. ConstitutionSen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, is suggesting that the country's birthright citizenship policy for the children of illegal aliens -- commonly referred to as "anchor babies" -- is enshrined in the United States' Constitution.
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- New York Magazine 01:55August 22, 2019The Wildest Comments From Trump’s Chaotic WednesdayOn Wednesday, Trump followed up on recent controversies regarding Greenland and his standing among American Jews and Israelis, created some new ones, and indulged in several delusions of grandeur, calling himself “the chosen one.”
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- Breitbart News 01:47August 22, 2019Chuck Schumer: Trump Is 'Encouraging' Antisemites Throughout the Country and WorldSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed Wednesday that President Trump is "encouraging—wittingly or unwittingly—antisemites throughout the country and world." His assessment follows a remark Trump made Tuesday, questioning how Jews can support a party that openly embraces antisemitism.
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- Breitbart News 01:03August 22, 2019Trump: 'Very Seriously' Looking at Ending 'Ridiculous' Anchor Baby PolicyPresident Trump says he is "very seriously" looking at ending the current policy of birthright citizenship in the United States, where hundreds of thousands of U.S.-born children to illegal aliens -- often referred to as "anchor babies" -- are rewarded with American citizenship every year.
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- ABCNews 00:48August 22, 2019ABC News announces details for third Democratic primary debateThe upcoming third Democratic primary debate, hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision and slated for Sept. 12 and 13 in Houston, will feature four moderators.
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- New York Magazine 00:34August 22, 2019Here’s How We’d Really Know That Trump Is the AntichristBiblical scholars have debated the Antichrist for centuries, but here’s our handy checklist for spotting the Great Beast.
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- The Guardian(UK) 00:20August 22, 2019Corbyn arranges all-party 'tactics' meeting to fight no-deal BrexitLabour leader urges MPs to join him and work together to head off ‘constitutional storm’Jeremy Corbyn will gather opposition leaders and Tory rebels at a meeting in parliament next week to discuss the fight against a no-deal Brexit, amid continuing splits over tactics to prevent Boris Johnson leading a crash-out from the EU on 31 October.The Labour leader invited SNP, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru, Conservative and independent MPs to visit his office on Tuesday, as he urged them to talk about “all tactics available to prevent no deal”. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 00:17August 22, 2019Trump Doubles Down: Won't Risk 'Slippery Slope' for Gun RightsWhile talking to reporters Wednesday, President Trump doubled down on his intent to avoid a "slippery slope" for gun rights.
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- Breitbart News 00:14August 22, 2019Exclusive--Jeff Landry: State Attorneys General 'Have Had Enough' of Big TechLouisiana Attorney General (AG) Jeff Landry told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that many state attorneys general have "had enough" of big tech, and they will "take action" after significant investigations.
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- The Daily Beast 23:57August 21, 2019The Trump Doctrine Is Sicker and More Terrifying Than EverPhoto Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos GettyYou’ve heard of the Truman Doctrine. The Reagan Doctrine. The Bush Doctrine. The Powell Doctrine. The Obama Doctrine. Maybe you liked them, maybe you didn’t. But they existed, and you could roughly define what they were.But what in the world is the Trump Doctrine? It’s whatever oozes out of his brain at any given moment, and this week may already constitute the most gob-smacking series of oozes in his presidency. I know that’s a big claim, but seriously. We all should, even though it’s shocking and potentially dangerous to the world, savor this moment in a way. It’s not often we get to see any public person, let alone the president of the United States, melt down like this in front of our eyes.First: Russia back in the G8? Hey, why not! It was Barack Obama’s fault in the first place! Yes, maybe the Russians shot down a commercial airliner, killing 300 people. And maybe they invaded a sovereign country—where they’re still at war, by the way, which they always denied perpetrating. And maybe the entire rest of the G8 agreed that Russia had to go. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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- ABCNews 23:54August 21, 2019How attorneys in alleged troll factory case plan to keep Mueller secrets from MoscowWith all eyes on 2020, the most sensitive data will stay locked up in the U.S.
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- ABCNews 23:52August 21, 2019Trump insists he hasn't shifted position on background checks after call with NRAPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he hasn't shifted his position on gun sale background checks despite sending lots of mixed signals and a call from the NRA.
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- Breitbart News 23:49August 21, 2019Trump Backs Away from Tax Cuts“I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” Trump said while talking to reporters on the lawn White House lawn.
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- New York Magazine 23:48August 21, 2019When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansWhen Donald Trump talks about Jews being disloyal to Israel, he’s really appealing to his conservative evangelical supporters who believe an aggressive Israel is crucial to their hopes for Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.
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- ABCNews 23:30August 21, 2019'Nothing' to indicate Epstein death was not a suicide: Attorney General William BarrAttorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he has seen "nothing" to indicate that Jeffrey Epstein's death was not a suicide.
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- Breitbart News 23:29August 21, 2019Donald Trump Cancels Federal Student Debt for Wounded WarriorsThe president spoke to the AMVETS Convention in Kentucky on Wednesday, announcing his decision and signing the document.
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- The Guardian 23:17August 21, 2019Trump attacks Danish prime minister, describing her as 'nasty' – livePresident said he cancelled trip to Denmark because Mette Frederiksen criticized his attempt to buy GreenlandSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.17pm BST So why did Trump cancel his trip to Greenland? Here’s our video report. 9.06pm BST Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting have released a sweeping gun-control plan, which would ban assault-style weapons, institute a national buy-back program and boost federal funding for gun violence research.The group’s leaders said they hope to halve US firearms deaths and injuries within a decade.The plan also calls on the government to automatically register all US citizens to vote when they turn 18, a measure that March for Our Lives has pushed in an effort to turn out the youth vote and sway elections to yield tighter gun policies.According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll this month, 69% of Americans said they support “strong” or “moderate” firearms restrictions and regulations, including 84% of Democrats and 56% of Republicans. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 23:00August 21, 2019Exclusive: 97% Of Labour Activists Back 'Remain Alliance' Election Pact
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- Breitbart News 22:58August 21, 2019Anthony Scaramucci Goes on Media Blitz After Public Feud with TrumpFormer White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has denied that he has turned on President Donald Trump in order to get more TV time, but a look at his TV appearances since their feud spilled out in public on August 10 showed he has done more than one interview a day since, with most of them on CNN.
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- New York Magazine 22:56August 21, 2019Trump’s Tweets About Jews Prove GOP Attacks on Omar, Tlaib Were Never Really About Anti-SemitismPresident Trump said American Jews who don’t vote Republican are disloyal, later clarifying that their allegiance should be to Israel. The anti-Semitism behind these remarks lays bare the cynicism underlying Republican attacks against Ilhan Omar.
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- Breitbart News 22:48August 21, 2019Report: Anthony Scaramucci Honored Don Jr. at Business Dinner Weeks Before Feud with President TrumpAnthony Scaramucci invited Donald Trump Jr. to a business dinner and even suggested the pair hold fundraisers for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign roughly two weeks before turning on his former boss, according to a report.
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- New York Times 22:23August 21, 2019Horse-Trading Begins for Italy’s Next Government. Who Will Outsmart the Other?The hard-right leader Matteo Salvini may have underestimated his rivals’ determination to stop him. Then again, anything can happen in Italian politics.
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- Business Insider 22:23August 21, 2019Saudi Arabia is cracking down on foreign workers, but that may not go over so well inside the kingdomREUTERS/Faisal Nasser Saudi Arabia plans to bar foreign workers from certain jobs as part of an effort to reduce unemployment and the potential for social strife that come with it.
It may take a while for Riyadh to realize the "Saudization" of its workforce, and in the meantime businesses and consumers could feel the strain.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Editor's Note: This article is part of an ongoing series on immigration and integration policy around the world.
Saudi Arabia announced plans late last month to ban foreign workers from certain jobs in the hospitality sector. The move is the latest in a series of policy shifts designed to tackle the kingdom's high unemployment rate by boosting private sector hiring for Saudi citizens, after many years of relying on cheap foreign labor.
But many analysts are skeptical that this policy of "Saudization" will achieve the desired results.
In an email interview with WPR, Omar Al-Ubaydli, the director of research at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies, explains why Saudi Arabia is prioritizing new job opportunities for citizens and why its approach is likely to face pushback from both employers and consumers.World Politics Review: What are the Saudi government’s main reasons for restricting employment of foreigners in key sectors of the economy?
Reuters Omar Al-Ubaydli: One of the Saudi government's current policy priorities is creating jobs for nationals. In the past, this was easily achieved by boosting public sector hiring.
The public sector was able to absorb many Saudi nationals due to both the small population and the country's abundance of oil revenues, especially prior to 2014, when oil prices were at record highs. At the same time, migrant workers were brought into the country to plug skills gaps in the labor force—for jobs such as petrochemical engineers, consultants and physicians—and to perform jobs that are seen as undesirable, such as construction labor and street cleaning.
In recent years, sustained population growth has created a youth bulge, while falling oil prices have put significant pressure on state finances. As a result, the public sector can no longer absorb job-seeking nationals like it did before. Moreover, over-staffing in public sector entities has also started to adversely affect their efficiency, creating unnecessary red tape that impedes economic growth. Unemployment is high, at more than 12%, and youth unemployment is at 25%. The government sees youth unemployment as a source of social instability, as well as a breeding ground for extremism.
Part of the government's response to this problem has been to tighten restrictions on the employment of foreigners, based on the belief that foreign workers are a substitute for Saudi nationals. Officials in Riyadh believe that employers will be forced to hire nationals instead. WPR: What kind of pushback is the government facing from the private sector as it moves forward with the "Saudization" of its workforce? What other obstacles does the policy face?
Al-Ubaydli: Individual actors in the Saudi private sector, like private sector organizations all over the world, are not concerned with national-level strategic goals such as increasing the employment rate of Saudi nationals. They want to hire high-quality workers for low wages, in order to produce goods and services that they can sell for a profit. Any special consideration given to nationals would be based on explicit incentives, such as quotas, regulations and subsidies.
With this in mind, the prevailing preference for migrant workers across many sectors of the Saudi economy reflects a combination of factors. For low-skill jobs, like retail sales, migrant workers are willing to work for less. In highly skilled job categories, like university professors, there is an insufficient number of nationals with the requisite skills. And across all skill levels, migrant workers tend to have a better work ethic. Foreigners are also free of cultural resistance to jobs that are deemed low-status in Saudi society, like garbage collectors and waiters. Consequently, in many jobs, nationals and migrant workers are not interchangeable, and in the short-to-medium term, tightening restrictions on migrant workers will only adversely affect the labor pool available to the private sector. This will likely result in pushback from firms.
Eventually, this policy will result in higher consumer prices, as the supply of cheap labor is constrained. This may cause some pushback from consumers, too, though that is unlikely to materialize in the short term.
WPR: How is Saudi Arabia faring in its efforts to attract more highly skilled foreign workers to diversify its economy away from a reliance on oil?
Al-Ubaydli: Saudi Arabia has always been able to attract highly skilled foreign workers, because it can offer high wages, good benefits and minimal taxes. Moreover, the kafala system of worker sponsorship was designed to make the paperwork for hiring foreigners very straightforward and cheap. It involves foreign workers being sponsored by domestic individuals or corporations, meaning that their presence is tied to their job. This system gives the sponsor great flexibility in hiring and firing foreign workers. By contrast, the United States' H-1B foreign worker visa requires fulfilling a byzantine set of requirements to demonstrate that the local labor pool is unable to satisfy the employer's needs.
Despite this advantage compared to other labor-importing countries in the world, Saudi Arabia has in the past been at a disadvantage relative to some other Gulf countries due to its cultural climate: separation of the sexes, restrictions on attire, and a lack of alcohol, cinemas and other entertainment facilities. These lifestyle factors forced it to pay a premium for migrant workers, but that is slowly changing due to social reforms that are improving the quality of life for Saudi nationals and foreigners alike. These include loosening restrictions on cinemas and concerts and permitting women to drive.
Moreover, ongoing difficulties in the global economy mean that there continues to be a large supply of high-quality workers willing to work in Saudi Arabia. Many OECD economies, especially in Europe, have yet to mount a sustained recovery to the 2008 financial crisis, with stagnating wage growth and persistent unemployment. Working in Saudi Arabia for a few years may look attractive, as a result.
The challenge for the Saudi government is designing systems that maximize the rate of knowledge transfer from migrant to domestic members of the workforce, to assist in diversifying the economy. In the past, much of the expertise possessed by foreign workers has departed Saudi Arabia when the workers themselves fulfill their contracts, which limits the long-term benefits to the economy. Today, there is a much greater emphasis on using foreign workers for capacity-building, to limit the economy's long-term dependence on foreign workers. But it will take many years before the fruits of this effort can be realized.
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- Breitbart News 21:44August 21, 2019Wikipedia Echoes Democrats with ICE ‘Concentration Camp’ LabelWikipedia’s list of “concentration and internment camps” was updated two months ago with a section for ICE detention facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. A month-long discussion has since been closed in support of having the facilities listed on the page based on Democrats including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using the terminology.
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- ABCNews 21:20August 21, 2019Mayors oppose Trump administration proposal to take 3 million people off food stampsThe U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a bipartisan letter signed by 70 mayors to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to cut 3 million people off food stamps
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- ABCNews 21:01August 21, 20192 US service members killed in AfghanistanTwo U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO mission in the country said in a statement.
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:00August 21, 2019Boris Johnson aping Vladimir Putin’s media strategy, says Channel 4 news chiefDorothy Byrne describes PM as a liar and says broadcasters must call out his falsehoodsBoris Johnson is a “known liar” who is copying Vladimir Putin’s approach to the media, according to Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, who called on broadcasters to aggressively challenge the prime minister’s falsehoods.Dorothy Byrne said Johnson’s shift towards publishing his own videos on Facebook rather than giving sit-down interviews to journalists reminded her of the Russian president, “who also likes to talk directly to the nation”. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 20:46August 21, 2019Angela Merkel Gives Boris Johnson 30 Days To Come Up With Alternative Plan To Avoid No-Deal Brexit
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:44August 21, 2019Merkel gives Johnson 30 days to find solution to avoid no-deal BrexitGerman chancellor puts responsibility for crashing out of EU firmly at UK PM’s doorAngela Merkel has challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the British prime minister’s door.After weeks of diplomatic tension, the German chancellor used her first face-to-face meeting with her UK counterpart on Wednesday to signal cautious optimism that a deal could be struck, suggesting that the backstop was “a placeholder that will no longer be necessary” if a solution to the impasse over the Irish border can be found. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:36August 21, 2019Stretched British army 'leaning on' under-18s to fill its ranksArmy turning to younger, poorer teenagers to fill riskiest roles, say critics of enlistment strategyBritain’s stretched army is increasingly relying on 16 and 17-year-olds to fill its ranks, with youngsters accounting for nearly 30% of those enlisted last year, the highest proportion since the start of the decade.Those recruited are also more likely to come from poorer backgrounds, such as on the edges of cities in the north of England, according to new data from Child Rights International Network (CRIN), which campaigns against recruiting under-18s. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 20:17August 21, 2019Republicans Nearly Triple Democrats in July National Committee FundraisingThe Republican National Committee (RNC) raised nearly triple what the debt-laden Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised in July, perhaps a harbinger of 2020.
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- Breitbart News 20:15August 21, 2019Trump: Denmark’s Prime Minister's Comments Were 'Nasty' -- You Can't Treat the U.S. Like They Did Under ObamaWednesday on the White House lawn before leaving for an event in Kentucky, President Donald Trump defended canceling his upcoming meeting with Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen because she said the idea of selling Greenland was “an absurd discussion.” Trump
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- Breitbart News 20:04August 21, 2019Donald Trump: 'I Am the Chosen One' to Fight ChinaPresident Donald Trump said Wednesday he was the "chosen one" to battle China in the ongoing trade war between the two countries.
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- Breitbart News 19:54August 21, 2019Professor Robert Epstein: Hillary Clinton 'in Google's Pocket'Psychologist and search engine expert Dr. Robert Epstein, a liberal Hillary Clinton supporter, blasted the failed presidential candidate on social media yesterday after she falsely claimed his research showing pro-Clinton bias from Google in 2016 had been "debunked."
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- ABCNews 19:15August 21, 2019March for Our Lives announces sweeping gun control proposalMarch for our Lives announced sweeping gun control proposals on Wednesday. The student-led activist group hopes to advance gun control talks into policy.
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- Breitbart News 19:09August 21, 2019CNN's Wajahat Ali: Trump, White Supremacists Are 'Coming for All of Us'During an appearance on Tuesday's broadcast of "CNN Tonight," network contributor Wajahat Ali criticized President Donald Trump by saying he was more than just racist but an antisemitic white supremacist as well.
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- The Daily Beast 18:57August 21, 2019Team Bernie: The Press Has a ‘Personal Bias’ Against Him and Find His Supporters ‘Annoying’Chip Somodevilla/GettyBernie Sanders’ campaign manager said in an interview that the political press has a “personal bias” against the Senator and that its members find his supporters “annoying,” in what is the latest volley from the Democratic-Socialist’s campaign directed at the fourth estate. “I wish I could check at the outset of every reporter’s ‘story’ about Bernie Sanders, I would love to ask them: ‘What do you personally think of Bernie Sanders?’” campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “For whatever reason, he gets under their skin. He draws an emotional chord in a different way that ends up impacting and affecting the bias I think or at least the way in which stories are crafted and written about him in particular is different.”Shakir’s remarks don’t appear derived from any direct conversations; merely a hunch about the ideological leanings of the political press corps. But they illustrate the level of distrust with which Bernie’s team has increasingly come to view those covering their campaign. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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