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Combining liberal and conservative news on politics from RSS channels at Mother Jones and Washington Times, including:

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    In mid-August, as Washington reeled over the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump quietly announced his pick for the top civil rights job at the Department of Homeland Security. The woman he chose doesn’t have a background in national security or in protecting civil rights. Instead, she’s a Republican election lawyer who has […]

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    The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into three top Equifax officials for possible insider trading, two sources tell Bloomberg. The three officials—Chief Financial Officer John Gamble, President of U.S. Information Solutions Joseph Loughran, and President of Workforce Solutions Rodolfo Ploder—collectively sold nearly $1.8 million worth of Equifax stock days after the […]

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    Immigration activists shouted down Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) during a tense press conference in San Francisco on Monday, protesting a tentative agreement with President Trump to pass a law that extends protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers. In addition to ensuring recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can stay in the country, Trump’s apparent agreement […]

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    By October 5, roughly 150,000 young undocumented immigrants across the country, known as Dreamers, have to come up with $495 to renew their two-year work and study permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Monday, Rhode Island’s Democratic governor Gina Raimondo announced that no Dreamers in her state will have to pay that fee. After […]

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    A pair of news reports dropped Monday evening that indicate that the investigation into Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort might be reaching a boiling point, with CNN reporting that Manafort was subject to government wiretapping before and after the presidential campaign, and the New York Times reporting that Manafort has been directly told by […]

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    This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with Forbes. Earlier this summer, the Trump Organization announced big plans to open a line of hotels across the country. The new brand, American IDEA, would be modestly priced and patriotically themed. “The product is very hometown and fits in every hometown in the United States,” Trump Hotels CEO Eric […]

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    Facebook was raked over the coals last week. First, reports surfaced that fake Russian accounts made six-figure ad buys to push election-related propaganda. Then came a ProPublica report detailing how its advertising platform allowed buyers to target “Jew Haters” and phony accounts organizing real-life anti-immigration protests.  The revelations had both the Democrat and Republican leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence saying they […]

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.

    The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. ...


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    This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity. The international climate-fighting pact would create jobs, Google said. Leaving the deal known as the Paris accord would be bad for business, top executives from Bank of America and Coca-Cola argued. When President Donald Trump committed to yanking the U.S. out anyway, PayPal and Western […]

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    The American attitude toward North Korea appears to be evolving ­— and not necessarily in a docile direction. The number of Americans who would support a U.S. military response to the rogue nation's aggression is "significantly higher" these days, according to a new Gallup poll.

    "As North Korea continues to ...


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    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that he acknowledges humans contribute to climate change, but is uncertain how much change humans cause.

    "No one questions that the climate changes. No one questions that we contribute to it in some way. That's not the question overall. The question is as we ...


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    Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he did not support President Trump's so-called "Muslim ban" and told him that at the time.

    "I was not a guy who favored the Muslim ban, and I told him that. And I told him that I thought it was both problematic legally, and ...


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    WASHBURN, N.D. (AP) - The president of the Washburn City Commission is denying any wrongdoing as a group of residents seeks to remove him from office.

    Concerned Citizens for the Recall of Washburn President Larry Thomas says it has enough petition signatures to move forward with a recall vote. The ...


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    Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday he doesn't think the Republicans new effort to replace Obamacare will pass.

    "I just don't see that pathway under the Graham-Cassidy bill. I see a pathway with the bill we have before us, with the Affordable Care Act, if we rework that bill. And if ...


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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The carrying of concealed handguns without a permit would be legal under a bill up for approval in a Wisconsin state Senate committee.

    The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee planned to vote Tuesday on sending the Republican-backed proposal to the full Senate for a vote.

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    President Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly


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    Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he's pushing President Trump to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines.

    "What I would do, and what I've been talking to President Trump about, is I think we should allow people to buy across state lines through health care associations, and ...


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    CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) - Federal regulators have given final approval to a company planning a contested $3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to Southern states.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the notice on Friday for 197-mile stretch of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Pennsylvania.

    Climate ...


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    President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway are no longer under Secret Service protection, reports said Tuesday.

    Mr. Trump Jr. ended Secret Service protection by choice for himself and his wife, Vanessa Trump, in hopes they would be afforded more privacy, Fox News


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    In his first speech to the United Nations, President Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "on a suicide mission" with his development of a nuclear arsenal and ballistic missiles.

    "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime," Mr. Trump told the U.N. ...


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    Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):

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    The American Medical Association is opposed to the latest, last-ditch Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare.

    That's the word Tuesday from the largest association of physicians. In a ...


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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a disciplinary trial for a New York City police officer (all times local):

    1:15 p.m.

    Former pro tennis star James Blake has joined activists outside New York's police headquarters to call for the firing of an officer who mistakenly arrested him in 2015.

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    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is concerned that a new GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare could lead to "drastic cuts" to Medicaid insurance for the poor — a negative outlook that could influence Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a pivotal swing vote.

    "Our country's Medicaid program has been in place ...


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    MIAMI (AP) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants the U.S. government to extend humanitarian protections to parts of the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Irma.

    Haiti was granted temporary protected status after a 2010 earthquake, but the Trump administration has said those immigration benefits will expire in January. South Florida's ...


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    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:

    Houston Chronicle. Sept. 16, 2017.

    Driving down the streets in disaster-stricken neighborhoods and seeing the mounds of debris piled outside flooded homes, all of us can now bear witness to the hard work that lies ahead. Homeowners must do their best ...


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    In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a stark threat, saying the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It was the president’s most forceful remark directed at the country in the wake […]

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    Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits.

    Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and ...


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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Wisconsin Senate committee vote on open carry bill (all times local):

    11:55 a.m.

    A Wisconsin Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow for the carrying of concealed weapons without a permit.

    The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee voted 3-2 ...


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    The Senate Intelligence Committee cancelled plans for President Trump's longtime personal attorney to testify behind closed doors Tuesday on Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, because the lawyer leaked his opening statement.

    Michael Cohen had planned to blast White House opponents in his closed-door Capitol Hill testimony for "choosing ...