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CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta | 13 Nov 2018 | CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House. The lawsuit is a response to the White House's suspension of Acosta's press pass, known as a Secret Service "hard pass," last week. The suit alleges that Acosta and CNN's First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the ban. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning.

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

White House suspends credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta | 08 Nov 2018 | The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with President Donald Trump. Jim Acosta was asking a question at a news conference on Wednesday when a White House worker tried to grab the microphone from his hands. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said access was removed because he had put "his hands on a young woman".

Judge to rule Thursday on CNN dispute with Trump

Judge to rule Thursday on CNN dispute with Trump | 14 Nov 2018 | The federal judge overseeing CNN's request for an order forcing the Trump administration to temporarily reinstate press credentials for the network's chief White House reporter Jim Acosta said he will rule on the request Thursday afternoon. Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seemed to agree during arguments in court Wednesday that the White House decision surrounding Acosta had raised some constitutional issues. But Kelly, a Trump appointee, appeared unconvinced that the administration had revoked Acosta's hard pass solely because it didn't like the questions he was asking of the president during a press conference last week.

Judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in Georgia gubernatorial election

Judge rules some absentee ballots must be counted in Georgia gubernatorial election | 14 Nov 2018 | A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the results of Georgia's gubernatorial race cannot be certified until certain absentee ballots have been counted. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Steve Jones came hours after Republican Brian Kemp claimed to have an "insurmountable lead" over Democrat Stacey Abrams...Jones ruled that each county's certified vote tally must include absentee ballots on which the voter's date of birth is missing or incorrect, an order that stems from a request in a lawsuit filed by the Abrams campaign over the weekend. However, Jones declined Democratic requests to extend the period during which evidence could be submitted to prove the eligibility of voters who cast provisional ballots. He also declined to order that provisional ballots cast by voters who went to a precinct in the wrong county be counted.

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels's attorney, arrested for domestic violence - police

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels's attorney, arrested for domestic violence - police | 14 Nov 2018 | Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident took place Tuesday and Avenatti was arrested today, police said. Avenatti was booked at 3:44 p.m. local time Wednesday on a charge of domestic violence with injuries, according to booking records obtained by ABC Station KABC...The case will be "presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for prosecution," the LAPD said in a press release.

'Mysterious Helicopters' Continue to Evacuate ISIS Members From Battlefields Across Middle East

'Mysterious Helicopters' Continue to Evacuate ISIS Members From Battlefields Across Middle East | 14 Nov 2018 | There have been sporadic, but regular reports of "mysterious helicopters" extracting ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] militants from battlefields in the Middle East. Most recently, on November 13th, Syria's official news agency SANA cited an anonymous source claiming that US-led military helicopters conducted an operation in the village of al-Suwayda in Hasakah province near the border with Iraq. They reportedly rescued several members of ISIS and transported them to an unknown location. Between November 10th and 11th, an alleged US-led aircraft landed in the outskirts of al-Susah in Deir Ezzor province and took away three ISIS members.

New Mexico: Another Democrat Wins Congressional Seat After 8,000 Votes Were Found in Warehouse

New Mexico: Another Democrat Wins Congressional Seat After 8,000 Votes Were Found in Warehouse | 11 Nov 2018 | Republican Yvette Herrell campaigned for the 2nd Congressional District on a Trump-like platform, pro-border wall and speaking about illegal immigration, and appeared alongside Vice President Mike Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. Harrell is refusing to concede, as she claims that an hour after some media outlets called the race and she gave her victory speech, the Secretary of State's office called and said: "They had magically found 4,000 ballots that had not been counted." She said about an hour and a half later, the office called again and said there were an additional 4,000 ballots found.

Northern California fire death toll rises to 48

Northern California fire death toll rises to 48 | 13 Nov 018 | The Camp Fire has claimed 48 lives and 8,800 structures in Northern California, officials said Tuesday. The blaze, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history, kept growing Tuesday, though firefighters got some reprieve as winds died down. Still, though swirling winds and limited visibility at times remained challenging, Cal Fire operations section chief Joshua Bischof said the day was a successful one...Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory L. Honea told reporters that six people have been arrested for looting and other crimes.

New York taxpayers to pay $48,000 per Amazon HQ job

Utter and complete insanity: New York taxpayers to pay $48,000 per Amazon HQ job | 12 Nov 2018 | New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives corporate welfare for getting half of Amazon's second headquarters located in a section of Queens. The Seattle-based company made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, saying Long Island City and Alexandria, Virginia, will each get 25,000 jobs...According to Amazon, the cost per job for New York taxpayers is $48,000, compared to $22,000 for Virginia and $13,000 for Tennessee.

Professor sues university for being punished after calling female transgender student 'sir'

Professor sues university for being punished after calling female transgender student 'sir' | 12 Nov 2018 | A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News.

Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County

Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County | 12 Nov 2018 | Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said Monday that he would not issue an injunction in response to a request from Gov. Rick Scott (R) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and county sheriffs impound ballots and voting machines in the county when they're not in use, according to CBS Miami. The announcement comes a day after Scott filed a pair of emergency motions in Palm Beach and Broward County courts, as legal action intensifies over the too-close-to-call Senate race between the governor and Sen. Bill Nelson (D)...In addition to this injunction, Scott also filed an emergency motion on Sunday, asking a judge to halt the inclusion of ballots from Palm Beach County in the final tally that were counted after the Saturday deadline to submit the unofficial vote count.

Fox News Twitter accounts stop posting after protest against presenter Tucker Carlson

Fox News Twitter accounts stop posting after protest against presenter Tucker Carlson | 12 Nov 2018 | Fox News has completely stopped posting on Twitter, apparently because of a disagreement with the company. The station's usually prolific account, which has nearly 20 million followers, hasn't tweeted in days. The station has not offered a public explanation of the blackout but numerous reports suggested it was the consequence of a falling out between Fox News and Twitter. The outage came shortly after protestors went to presenter Tucker Carlson's house, after posting his address online -- which the network appears to believe was taken down too slowly.

Lawmakers Propose Social Media 'Hate Speech' Checks Before Gun Purchases

Lawmakers Propose Social Media 'Hate Speech' Checks Before Gun Purchases | 04 Nov 2018 | Lawmakers in New York have begun drafting legislation that would require potential gun owners to have the past three years of their social media reviewed before they were granted permission to own a firearm. Eric Adams, the president of Brooklyn Borough, and state Senator Kevin Palmer are currently writing the proposed legislation, which would give law enforcement authorities the power to check up to three years of an individual's social media accounts and internet search history before they are allowed to buy a gun, WCBS Newsradio 880 reported.

Ex-Clinton aide: Hillary will run again in 2020

Ex-Clinton aide: Hillary will run again in 2020 | 11 Nov 2018 | Mark Penn, a former adviser to the Clintons, believes Hillary Clinton will make another run for president in 2020. Penn, a frequent contributor to The Hill, co-wrote a Sunday op-ed for The Wall Street Journal with Andrew Stein, a former Democratic Manhattan borough president and president of the New York City Council. "True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies," the pair wrote. "She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House."

'Russian hacking' memo reveals how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

'Russian hacking' memo reveals how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin | 10 Nov 2018 | A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin's talking points about "Russian hacking" in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it's "consistent" with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) inquiry from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in late October. At the root of it is a November 29 letter by several Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, asking then-President Barack Obama to declassify documents concerning "Russian Active Measures."

Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson campaigns objected to noncitizen's vote being denied

Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson campaigns objected to noncitizen's vote being denied | 10 Nov 2018 | Lawyers for the Florida Democratic gubernatorial and Senate candidates objected Friday to the rejection of a provisional ballot cast by a noncitizen, according to a transcript obtained by Fox News. The incident occurred during a canvassing meeting Friday in Palm Beach County, where provisional ballots were being examined. According to the draft transcript of the meeting, taken by a court reporter hired by the Florida Republican Party, a provisional ballot was ordered excluded from the count, as it came from a non-U.S. citizen.

Death toll jumps to 23 in California's worst-ever wildfires

Death toll jumps to 23 in California's worst-ever wildfires | 10 Nov 2018 | California was ablaze this weekend -- with massive, fast-spreading wildfires claiming at least 23 lives, while forcing a quarter-million people from their homes, including in celebrity-thronged Malibu, according to reports. In the north, near Sacramento, flames left homes and cars reduced to smoking rubble, while in the south, lines of fire bore down on more houses as billowing, dense smoke filled the sky. At least nine people were found dead in the 100,000-acre fire raging near the northern California town of Paradise.

'America's Got Talent' alum loses gig on ZZ Top guitarist's tour after posing in MAGA hat, holding Chick-fil-A

'America's Got Talent' alum loses gig on ZZ Top guitarist's tour after posing in MAGA hat, holding Chick-fil-A | 09 Nov 2018 | "America's Got Talent" alum Benton Blount abruptly lost his opening-act gig on ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons's concert tour after his pro-Trump Facebook post got him temporarily banned from the social media website. Blount was four shows into the seven-show slot when he learned he was kicked off the tour, South Carolina's Greenville News reported. The post showed Blount wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and an "I Voted" sticker on Election Day while holding a Chick-fil-A sandwich and drink...No reason was given for Blount's removal from the tour, only that the post "did not meet community standards," Blount said.

James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email

A moron *and* a traitor: James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email | 10 Nov 2018 | Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business -- and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for "incidental" purposes and never for anything that was classified -- and that appears to be true. But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained by The Post.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms

Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms | 09 Nov 2018 | Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for Senate, has filed lawsuits against Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors, accusing them of trying to rob him of election victory with heaps of new ballots. Scott's advantage over his Democratic opponent, Bill Nelson, has dwindled to just over 15,000 votes as of Thursday evening, a far cry from a comfortable lead of 57,000 votes projected for him as the polls closed on Tuesday evening. With the recount odds growing every minute, Scott blamed Florida election officials in two Democratic-leaning counties for tampering with the vote by counting indiscernible ballots in favor of Democrats, and other transgressions.

Trump signs proclamation curbing asylum

Trump signs proclamation curbing asylum | 09 Nov 2018 | President Trump on Friday signed a proclamation restricting certain immigrants from claiming asylum, completing a move that is expected to trigger a wave of legal challenges. "We want people to come into our country, but they have to come into the country legally," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to Paris. The directive enacted a new rule the Trump administration rolled out on Thursday that would ban migrants from applying for asylum outside legal ports of entry.

Mob chants threats outside Tucker Carlson's DC home

Mob chants threats outside Tucker Carlson's DC home | 08 Nov 2018 | A self-described left-wing Antifa group posted videos of a mob outside the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening, chanting, "Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night." The now-deleted video was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife inside a restaurant during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings..."Each night you remind us that we are not safe. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either," the group posted on Facebook. They also chanted, "Racist s---bag, leave town."

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall | 08 Nov 2018 | Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs on her left side in a fall at her office a day earlier, the court said in a news release. Ginsburg, 85, initially went home after the accident, which occurred in her Supreme Court office. But she later reported experiencing some discomfort, and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital "for observation and treatment."

Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather, killing 17 people

Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather, killing 17 people | 08 Nov 2018 | Charges were filed Thursday against the captain of a Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather in July and killed 17 people, including nine members of the same family, federal officials announced. Kenneth Scott McKee, 51, was indicted by a federal grand jury and is facing 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death.

Ian David Long, alleged California shooter, was Marine maybe suffering PTSD

Ian David Long, alleged California shooter, was Marine maybe suffering PTSD | 08 Nov 2018 | Ian David Long, the man who allegedly killed a dozen people inside a California bar packed with college students, was a former Marine who may have been suffering from PTSD, the Ventura County sheriff said. Long, 28, who lived in nearby Newbury Park, tossed smoke bombs and unleashed a hail of bullets from a .45-caliber Glock 21 fitted with an extended magazine at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters.

Alleged California Bar Shooter, Ian David Long, Was Former Marine

Breaking: Alleged California Bar Shooter, Ian David Long, Was Former Marine | 08 Nov 2018 | Ian David Long has been identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a California nightclub, ABC News reports, citing law enforcement officials briefed on the probe. Neighbors told ABC News that he went by his middle name...According to Geoff Dean, Ventura County sheriff, the suspect was a former Marine. Long may have tossed smoke bombs, prior to opening fire, according to witnesses. (Live media conference)

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting | 08 Nov 2018 | At least 12 people have been killed, including a police officer, at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles, police say. At least 200 people were reportedly inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was hosting a university student night, at the time of the attack. Officials say the suspect, who has not been identified, was found dead inside.

New York professor caught on camera stealing GOP yard signs

New York professor caught on camera stealing GOP yard signs | 07 Nov 2018 | A New York professor has been arrested after she was caught on camera ripping out Republican yard signs from someone else's lawn. Laura Ebert, an economics professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, was charged with misdemeanor larceny for stealing signs supporting Republican candidates John Faso, and Marc Molinaro, at the home of Patrick and Lisa McGovern in Rosendale, eight miles from the school.

DOJ: Acting AG to take over oversight of Russia probe

DOJ: Acting AG to take over oversight of Russia probe | 07 Nov 2018 | President Trump's pick to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to take over oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed Wednesday. "The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice," DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement to The Hill. The move means that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will no longer oversee the federal Russia investigation, which he has looked over since Sessions recused himself early last year due to his work on Trump's campaign. Trump on Wednesday afternoon announced Matthew Whitaker, who served as Sessions's chief of staff at the DOJ, as his temporary replacement atop the department after ousting Sessions.

Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter | 07 Nov 2018 | President Trump on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a development that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the midterm elections. Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions over his recusal from the investigation into Russia's [alleged] election meddling and other alleged failures. There was widespread speculation the president would move to fire him after the midterms.

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