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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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    Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday obtained an indictment of 12 members of a Russian military intelligence agency for hacking Democratic party emails during the 2016 election—a rebuke to President Trump, who has refused to fully acknowledge Russia’s election interference, just three days before his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. The indictment, […]

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    Tweeting from one of his Scottish golf resorts, President Donald Trump offered his first public response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers charged with hacking the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton staffers’ emails, and at least one state board of elections during the 2016 campaign. The stories you heard about […]

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    If nothing else, President Donald Trump seems to know how to relax. After yet another week of pissing off international allies, the New York Times reports that he’s spending the weekend at Trump Turnberry, his luxury resort in Scotland, which means that he’s now spent 169 days of his presidency, or about 30 percent of […]

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    Ted Hickman is, at the moment, vice mayor of Dixon, California, a small city about 30 minutes outside Sacramento. He’s straight, he’s proud, and he wants the world to know it, according to a snarky newspaper piece he wrote in the town paper, the Independent Voice, in which he objected to a nearby college’s announcement […]

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    Immigration detention isn’t just costly—it’s deadly. Efrain De La Rosa, a 40-year-old Mexican national, was found unresponsive in his cell at Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center on July 10 and was pronounced dead soon after, according to CNN. The cause of death appears to be suicide, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced last week.  De La Rosa is […]

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    Scottish police are looking for information about the pilot of a Greenpeace paraglider who flew an anti-Trump banner within 100 yards of the president. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams of Scottish police told the BBC that the protestor had put themselves in “grave danger” by breaching a no-fly zone that had been established over the […]

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    President Donald Trump seems to have spent much of his first official visit to the UK mansplaining to the country’s prime minister, Theresa May. First came his explosive interview with The Sun, in which he revealed that he’s been helpfully offering May all his business-savvy tips on how she should negotiate with the European Union […]

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    There is perhaps no one person more responsible for some of Congress’ most embarrassing public spectacles over the past three years than Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Gowdy was the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the congressional body that spent two years and nearly $8 million trying to torpedo the presidential candidacy of […]

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    Washington has been buzzing for a week about the upcoming new Showtime series by Sacha Baron Cohen, Who is America? after news leaked that the Borat star had tricked a host of politicos from Dick Cheney to Sarah Palin into appearing on the show. On Sunday, Showtime released an extensive clip from the forthcoming series, […]

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    Last year, Western land activists and other conservatives had been lobbying President Donald Trump to pardon rancher Cliven Bundy, who in 2014 had engaged in an armed standoff with federal officials trying to confiscate his cattle that were trespassing on public property. But earlier this year, a federal judge dropped all the charges against Bundy […]

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    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    The political death of anyone who disagrees with them is what the so-called "progressives" seek these days, and lately they've become so ruthless in using lies in an attempt to end the careers of decent public servants that even I'm amazed.

    The most recent of these disgusting assaults is ...


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    NEW YORK (AP) - The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests.

    Fifteen years after the British comedian ...


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    HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or the country's annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations hours before a summit with Vladimir Putin that played out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the Russia ...


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    President Trump was cooling his heels Monday at his hotel in Helsinki, Finland, when Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived late for the highly anticipated summit between the two leaders.

    The airplane carrying Mr. Putin arrived at about at Helsinki airport at about 1:10 p.m. local time (6:10 a.m. EDT). It ...


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    President Trump blamed the Russian meddling investigation as one of the reasons U.S.-Russia relations are so tense, hours before his meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

    He blamed U.S. "foolishness and stupidity" and the "Rigged Witch Hunt" of causing the rocky relationship between the two nations.


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    President Trump called it a "great opportunity" as he and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down together Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

    Mr. Trump said the U.S. and Russia "have not been getting along very well" for years, but he hoped to change that.

    "I think we will end up having ...


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    President Trump emerged Monday form a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with an upbeat assessment of the talks.

    "I think it's a good start — a very good start for everybody," Mr. Trump told reporters as the U.S. and Russian delegations kicked off a bilateral meeting in Helsinki, ...


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    Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized President Trump's "wrecking ball diplomacy" on Monday, as the president rounds out his European tour at the Helsinki summit.

    "Many of these European leaders are just getting fed up and they really are beginning to wonder whether they can rely on us," Mr. Kasich said ...


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    GOP Senate nominee Kevin Nicholson is holding up his political split with his parents over their ideological differences in Wisconsin as a way to urge others born into Democratic families to join the #WalkAway movement and abandon "the intolerance of a political philosophy that stands on the false platform of ...


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    President Trump said Monday that he doesn't think any Democrats are capable of beating him in 2020.

    "I don't see anybody," the president told British commentator Piers Morgan. "I know them all and I don't see anybody."

    Among the potential Democratic challengers so far are former Vice President Joseph R. ...


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    Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut affirmed bipartisan support in Congress to crack down on Russian cyber espionage Monday, as President Trump meets with Russian President Putin in Helsinki.

    During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat, warned that Russia's cyberattacks were a threat to democracy as a whole.

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that President Trump looked "afraid" in his high-profile meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and questioned why the Republican didn't directly broach the subject of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

    Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of ...


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    A reporter was ejected from the room just before U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their joint press conference Monday at the Helsinki summit.

    The man reportedly works for The Nation, according to an on-air report from Fox News.

    According to several reporters on the ground, the ...


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    President Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about hacking the U.S. election, and Mr. Putin again denied his country's involvement.

    Mr. Putin also offered to work with the U.S. analyzing the cyber attacks.

    Both men said the topic was discussed at their meeting Monday in Helsinki. Mr. Trump said he ...


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    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the Kremlin is blackmailing President Trump Monday, suggesting Russia has something against the president as the two world leaders met in Helsinki, Finland.

    Her comments came as Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference wrapping up their summit, which lasted ...


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    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected allegations Monday that his agents collected damaging information about Donald Trump during a visit to Moscow in 2013 that became part of the infamous anti-Trump "dossier."

    "I did hear these rumors that we allegedly collected compromising material on Mr. Trump when he was in Moscow," ...


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    Former CIA Director John Brennan called President Trump's press conference on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin "treasonous."

    Mr. Trump dismissed an opportunity during the press conference in Helsinki, Finland to confront Mr. Putin about the allegation of Russia interfering with the U.S. 2016 election, calling the special counsel's investigation ...


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    Standing beside Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Monday blasted special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of election hacking for putting "a cloud" over his presidency.

    "The probe is a disaster for our country. It kept us apart," Mr. Trump said at a press conference following a summit with Mr. ...


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    POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) - About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims.

    Italy's hard-line, anti-migrant government had kept the two military ships ...


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    CHICAGO (AP) - A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend.

    William Calloway said a brief video ...