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Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
2018-10-11 13:01:01
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

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After Category 4 Landfall, Michael Floods Homes, Shreds Roofs and Fuels Outages in Panhandle

Ferocious Hurricane Michael roared ashore east of Panama City with pounding 155 mph winds and a devastating storm surge that flooded beachside towns, shredded roofs, left nearly a half-million people powerless in... Read More

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Kanye West-Taylor Swift Feud Turns Political

The seventh sign of the apocalypse has arrived. It is not Hurricane Michael, nor is it reports that a rising tide due to global warming will wash us away sooner than expected. And it isn’t the black-is-white absurdity of #... Read More

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The Dirty Side of the Storm: Attack Ads Fly as Hurricane Michael Strikes

Before Hurricane Michael’s 155-mile-per-hour winds blasted the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon and eventually knocked out the power to thousands of households, scores of voters watching TV for news of the... Read More

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At Iowa Rally, Trump Portrays Democratic Protesters as ‘Angry Mob’

With four weeks until the midterm election, President Donald Trump whipped up a crowd of about 9,000 supporters here, reiterating his recent claims that Democrats are an “angry mob” intent on “policies of anger... Read More

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Help Wanted: Haley’s Exit Leaves White House Without One of Its Best Messengers

The departure of Nikki Haley, one of the most polished messengers of President Donald Trump’s policy, will leave a void in a chaotic White House where, after two turbulent years, few officials remain who are trusted by... Read More

2018 Midterms
With the Midterm Election a Month Away, Trump Seeks to Keep Republican Anger High

With the midterm election now four weeks away and the fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation receding into the past, President Donald Trump and his party have embarked on an effort to keep conservative... Read More

2018 Midterms
Are Wireless Voting Machines Vulnerable? Some States Say They’re Safe Enough

October 8, 2018 By Tim Johnson WASHINGTON — Barely a month before midterm elections, voting integrity advocates and electronic voting experts want the federal government to issue an official warning to states that use voting machines with integrated cellular modems... Read More

A #MeToo Moment for India as Nun Speaks Out
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A #MeToo Moment for India as Nun Speaks Out

For two years the nun said nothing, quietly dreading the nights that the stocky, bearded Catholic bishop would spend at her small convent in the southern Indian hills. Early last year she confided in another member of her ... Read More

Featured
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
2018-10-09 22:22:56
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

Supreme Court
Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh and Declares Him ‘Proven Innocent’

President Donald Trump apologized to Brett Kavanaugh for the bitter battle over his confirmation to the Supreme Court and declared him “innocent” of the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination. Read More

1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized Following Building Collapse in West Dallas
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1 Dead, 5 Hospitalized Following Building Collapse in West Dallas

One person died and five were injured Monday when a West Dallas building under construction collapsed, fire officials said. Six construction workers had been in the three-story townhome in the 2600 block of Borger... Read More

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‘Incredibly Grim’ Prognosis on Global Warming Also Carries Clarion Call for Action

A major new report on global warming makes a chilling prediction: Without swift and sweeping worldwide intervention, some devastating effects of climate change will hit harder — and decades sooner — than previously... Read More

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Gov. Scott Warns Floridians Tropical Storm Michael Will Be ‘Life Threatening’

Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians and local governments to take serious precautions ahead of Tropical Storm Michael, which strengthened in the Caribbean early Sunday afternoon. Scott, who announced he was declaring... Read More

2018 Midterms
With Midterms Looming, Calls to Impeach Kavanaugh Pose Awkward Challenge for Democrats

Even before the judicial oath was administered and Judge Brett Kavanaugh became Justice Kavanaugh, some on the political left were sounding calls to impeach. A month before the midterm election, that makes many... Read More

2018 Midterms
Can Democrat Awaken Latino Vote in Texas?

Ted Cruz is full of grievance over the precarious state of his Senate seat, and at a recent raucous rally here in the arid Texas Panhandle, he returned to a persistent one: the media’s tendency to describe his charismatic ... Read More

2018 Midterms
Collins Downplays Challenge in Maine After her Vote for Kavanaugh

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine downplayed the threat of a re-election challenge in 2020, as lawmakers’ votes for and against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation battle generate... Read More

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Doctors, Scientists Fight Superbugs That Could Kill Millions

Catching an ear infection is uncomfortable enough, but imagine if the antibiotics a doctor prescribed didn’t work. It’s a problem that at least 2 million people in the U.S. face every year... Read More

Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992
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Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992

The U.S. budget deficit expanded to an estimated $782 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, which would be the widest fiscal gap since 2012 when the country was still emerging from the 2007-09 recession. Read More

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Kansas City Fire Captain Charged With Illegally Selling Guns Used in Crimes Including Murder

A Kansas City Fire Department captain has been charged with illegally selling numerous firearms to people he allegedly knew were felons. James Samuels, 52, is charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with sale of a... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Returns to North Korea in Latest Attempt to Revive Stalled Denuclearization Effort

With talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear arsenal at an impasse, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is heading to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong Un in hopes of reviving the process — and to set ... Read More

Supreme Court
At Princeton Event, Justices Kagan, Sotomayor Avoid Talking About Kavanaugh but Decry Politicization of Court

Hours after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s spot on the nation’s highest court was all but solidified, two of the court’s three female justices appeared on stage at Princeton University for a talk — and... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
Supreme Court
What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
2018-10-06 00:22:17
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

Featured
Armed With Only a Martini and a Long Memory, Former Vegas Mayor Talks Mobsters, ‘Rats’ and Trump

Oscar Goodman sits in the chair, head bowed. The glow of his cellphone reflects in his large glasses. The dark, pinstriped suit jacket hangs long on his body. The martini, when not in his hand, is never far from reach. ... Read More

Supreme Court
Lindsey Graham Won’t Read the FBI Report on Kavanaugh, but He’s Ready to Vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he has no plans to personally read the FBI report on Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but he’s confident the supplemental background check found no evidence to corroborate... Read More

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents: Blum’s Still the One
2018 Midterms
The 10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents: Blum’s Still the One

With one month to go until Election Day, two new names are on our latest ranking of the most vulnerable House incumbents, but once again, the list remains all-Republican. Despite widely over-performing President... Read More

Key Senators Express Satisfaction in FBI Report, Firming Up Kavanaugh’s Likelihood for Supreme Court
Supreme Court
Key Senators Express Satisfaction in FBI Report, Firming Up Kavanaugh’s Likelihood for Supreme Court

October 4, 2018 By Chris Megerian, Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah D. Wire WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday began reviewing a confidential FBI report into sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court,... Read More

Immigration
How 2 California Republicans Handle Trump’s Hard Line on Immigration Could Define Their Futures

At a recent backyard meet-and-greet, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher pivoted from a campaign pledge that was eliciting silence — “new-generation nuclear energy” — to one sure to rile the Huntington Beach crowd. “We went... Read More

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Senate Sets Preliminary Vote Friday on Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday night started the clock for Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with a preliminary vote set for Friday and a final vote on Saturday. Read More

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Mitch McConnell Sets Friday Vote to Thwart Filibuster of Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell followed through late Wednesday in setting up a Friday vote to limit debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Under Senate rules, the key vote on McConnell’s... Read More

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