Politics

A major political battle is taking shape in Iraq, as defiant Kurds there prepare to vote in a September 25 independence referendum. Despite an order from the Iraqi Supreme Court this week to suspend the poll, the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) electoral body even has pushed forward and relaxed voting [...]
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price chartered a private jet at a cost of “tens of thousands of dollars” for official business on five separate occasions recently, Politico reported on Wednesday. The flights took place over a span of three days, between September 13 and 15, and were used [...]
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The latest attempt by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, spearheaded by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would reduce federal funding to states by $215 billion over ten years, ultimately decreasing funding for all states, according to an analysis released Wednesday. The bill [...]
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake [...]
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Former White House staffer and self-styled counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka has joined a secretive pro-Trump super PAC whose leaders have pushed conspiracy theories about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer and “Pizzagate.” Gorka left the White House in late August, disputing the administration's claim that he was fired. Axios first reported [...]
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All of Puerto Rico is expected to experience life-threatening conditions for several hours Wednesday as Hurricane Maria slams the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm — only two weeks after Hurricane Irma caused major damage to the island. Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning with maximum sustained [...]
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During his show on Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel called Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) a liar. “A few months ago after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the air, a politician, a Senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show and he wasn't [...]
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After a terse interview with Graham-Cassidy sponsor Sen. Bill Cassidy, CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked Sen. Angus King to give his own perspective on the ACA repeal bill. "We have two problems here," King said. "I think the bill itself is a bad bill, but the process is just atrocious. It came [...]
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Joe Scarborough lambasted Republicans for trying to push through another "horrible" health care bill that only a small proportion of Americans support. "It's the Republicans, they're not on Steve Bannon's 33% plan," he said. "They're on their own 17% plan. Every one of these health care bills are horrible, every one [...]
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A former University of Southern California point guard, Camille LeNoir, alleges she was denied an assistant coaching job in the New Mexico State University athletic department because of her sexual orientation. This week, a federal judge in California decided to allow her discrimination case to advance. LeNoir's case is proceeding just [...]
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