New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

May 27, 2017

… Reuters President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has vowed to be harder on crime and end what he calls theanti-police atmosphere in the U.S. Trump has said protests against widely-publicized police violence has provoked the murder of police officersand that calls for reform are anti-law enforcement.He also believes that calls for police accountability have caused a war on cops. AMay 10 memo from current Attorney General Jeff Sessions could pose an issue since many jurisdictions have …

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Boehner: Trump’s term ‘disaster,’ aside from foreign affairs

May 27, 2017

Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster.” Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. “Everything else he’s done (in office) has been a complete disaster,” the Ohio Republican …

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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

May 25, 2017

Greenpeaces Italian and German offices teamed up to project a message in lights on the Vatican to criticize the presidents recent actions ignoring climate change and his expected decision regarding U.S. involvement in the landmark Paris climate agreement. A message reading Planet Earth first, a play on Trumps America first foreign policy slogan, was shown on the iconic basilica. Trump is expected to meet with Pope Francis inside the Vatican on Wednesday as part of his first foreign trip as …

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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

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Trump lands in Israel: What to watch

May 22, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump lands in Israel on Monday for the second leg of his first foreign trip as president where he will tackle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, address regional security issues and reaffirm the US’ commitment to its alliance with Israel. On Islam, Trump is consistently inconsistent The schedule: …

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Seth Meyers on Paul Ryan and keeping up with the news cycle

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Seth Meyers may have issued an on-air invite to House Speaker Paul Ryan, but the “Late Night” host is not holding his breath waiting for the RSVP. Being turned down by prospective Republican guests is nothing new for Meyers. Back in October, just weeks before Donald Trump would win the election, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” did four nights of shows from Washington D.C. and found it difficult to book Republican guests — despite, as Meyers put it, …

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Partisans bend to label Trump’s ‘bow’

May 21, 2017

(CNN)The action lasted mere seconds, but it has split social media and left people pondering: When is a bend a bow? During the first stop on his inaugural trip abroad, President Donald Trump, like presidents before him, was honored with Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud. But no sooner had the 6-foot-2-inch President leaned in so that the much shorter Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud could place the medal around his neck than the politically …

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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

May 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel’s leaders announced Friday. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the …

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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

May 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

… — a number that rose after Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and poor women found it more challenging to access contraception and legal abortion. This bizarre definition of “pro-life” extends overseas, too. In what is largely seen as a gift to his anti-abortion base, Trump expanded the Gag Rule, and this week his State Department broadened the order, which strips US funds from any organization abroad that so much as mentions abortion as an option for women — even groups …

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Donald Trump May Be Causing Problems For Disney World

May 20, 2017

Disney World, which traditionally has given speaking roles to presidential robots in its Hall of Presidents, is reportedly considering a non-speaking Trump to avoid offending visitors. The animatronic Trump was to have been unveiled June 30,Walt Disney World Today, a website devoted to Disney park news, reported in April. Disney World hasnt confirmed a reopening date. Since the mid-1990s,Disneys Hall of Presidents has featured a recorded statement from the current president, including Bill …

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Donald Trump Says Special Counsel Appointment ‘Hurts Our Country Terribly’

May 19, 2017

I believe it hurts our country terribly because it shows were a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country, Trumpsaidin his first public remarks about the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to probe the Russian controversy. And we have very important things to be doing right now, whether its trade deals, whether its military, whether its stopping nuclear all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country. Trump spoke at a meeting with top news …

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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

May 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump’s crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success. The President embarks on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the most tumultuous and damaging weeks any President has had to endure. The appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether there was any collusion between Trump aides and the Kremlin’s …

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Now it’s up to the special counsel

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

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Trump presses Turkey’s Erdogan to release jailed US pastor

May 17, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump raised the issue of a US pastor imprisoned in Turkey three times during a meeting with the Turkish president Tuesday, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The White House confirmed Trump had raised the subject of Brunson during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office in January. “President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson …

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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

May 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)America faces a fateful choice: Does it believe Donald Trump or James Comey? A theatrical showdown is now looming between the President with a hazy relationship with the truth and the FBI director he fired, whose finely tuned sense of his own integrity has often steered him into rocky political waters. The epic head-to-head was set up by stunning allegations that in February Trump pressured Comey to shut down the FBI’s Russia probe that was, among other avenues of inquiry, …

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