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Breaking News: Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary.
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Road Rage Riddle Racist Rants, Railing "Kangaroo Court"

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A man convicted in March of violently attacking other travelers in a road rage incident went on a racist tirade while wearing blackface during his sentencing hearing on Monday in an Oahu courtroom. Mark Char was found guilty of attempted murder and assault after being accused of stabbing three people in 2016 on the H-1 Freeway in Hawaii. Char pleaded not guilty and testified that he was acting in self-defense, despite stabbing one of his victims five times during the confrontation.

Monday’s court proceeding was intended to be a standard sentencing hearing for Char, but the defendant seized the opportunity to upbraid his legal defense team and the judge presiding over the case in a rant that lasted almost three minutes. He did so while wearing blackface that court officers believe was applied with a permanent marker, according to Hawaii News Now.

Char referred to his conviction as a “prime example of the corruption and conspiracy” in the prosecutor’s office. He also referred to his trial as a “kangaroo court,” saying he was “not given a fair trial” and that an “incompetent court-appointed attorney” was forced upon him.
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Vanishing Press Conference re: Epstein

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Long time, first time.

I was trying to watch Courtney Wild (Epstein victim) and her lawyers' press conference today, but the only thing I really find is the same 2ish minute clip reposted from CBS news. CBS also posted it under 'watch live,' but the stream clip is only 15 minutes and one of the lawyers therein mentions they'd been going for an hour at that point, so it was at least an hour long- why does no one have it?

I don't like the idea it's being purposefully buried. Especially when a huge chunk of it was about begging for more victims to help the case, and visibility of that plea seems...important :/

Am I going crazy? I would love someone to just link me the conference in full and call me an idiot for not finding it earlier, so this seems like the place.


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>President Donald Trump said he's preparing an executive order declaring a "favored nations clause" for drug prices.

>Under this system, patients in the U.S. would pay no more than the country with the lowest prescription drug prices.

>The SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF, which tracks the pharma industry's biggest companies, was down 1.4% after Trump's announcement.

President Donald Trump said Friday he's preparing an executive order declaring a "favored nations clause" for drug prices, where the U.S. will pay no more than the country with the lowest prescription drug prices.

"As you know for years and years other nations pay less for drugs than we do," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. "We're working on a favored nations clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation's price is. Why should other nations — like Canada — why should other nations pay less than us? "

The SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF, which tracks the pharma industry's biggest companies, was down 1.4% after Trump's announcement.

The Trump administration and Democrats in Congress are both trying to bring more transparency to drug prices and, ultimately, lower costs for consumers.

The Trump administration is trying to shed more light on the health-care industry's opaque pricing practices by requiring Big Pharma to include drug prices in TV ads starting this month. It proposed new rules in January that would cut out the middlemen and force drugmakers to pass drug rebates directly to consumers. The president also issued an executive order last month requiring hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates for services, as well as provide patients with out-of-pocket costs before their procedures.
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US Navy Shoots Iranian Drone

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Almost. US Navy shoots down Iranian drone flying near Amphibious Assault Ship USS Boxer
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17 Kids Assault 45-Year-Old Man At Philadelphia Public Pool, Police Say

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AP Exclusive: Republicans invite Russians to hack the 2020 Elections

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.

But there’s a problem: Many of these new systems still run on old software that will soon be outdated and more vulnerable to hackers.

An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program voting machines, tally votes and report counts.

That’s significant because Windows 7 reaches its “end of life” on Jan. 14, meaning Microsoft stops providing technical support and producing “patches” to fix software vulnerabilities, which hackers can exploit. In a statement to the AP, Microsoft said Friday it would offer continued Windows 7 security updates for a fee through 2023.

Critics say the situation is an example of what happens when private companies ultimately determine the security level of election systems with a lack of federal requirements or oversight. Vendors say they have been making consistent improvements in election systems. And many state officials say they are wary of federal involvement in state and local elections.

It’s unclear whether the often hefty expense of security updates would be paid by vendors operating on razor-thin profit margins or cash-strapped jurisdictions. It’s also uncertain if a version running on Windows 10, which has more security features, can be certified and rolled out in time for primaries.
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House on July 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

A Trump 2020 campaign director claimed the president did not tell several U.S.-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their native countries — by re-sharing the exact tweet in which the president wrote those very words.

Matt Wolking ,Deputy Director of Communications at Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., claimed Sunday afternoon that Twitter was "lying" and that President Donald Trump had not, in fact, suggestedjust hours earlier that several progressive House Democrats should go back to their "crime infested" countries of origin. Trump administration critics immediately called out what appears to be a blatant attempt by a staffer to cover up Trump's own very public, harsh words.

"Anyone who says the president told members of Congress to go back to where they came from is lying. He told them to, 'Then come back and show us how it is done,'" WolkingtweetedSunday, showing a screenshot of Trump's earlier Sunday tweets.

"So @TwitterMoments is lying," Wolking continued, claiming the social media platform's news feature was surfacing words other than the president's own. "Fake [email protected]umpwrong again," he tweeted later Sunday afternoon.
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Brace for another Trump Meltdown

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President Donald Trump and his campaign may have had prior knowledge of a deal to silence Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly engaged in an extra-marital affair with the then-presidential candidate in the weeks leading up the 2016 election, newly-unsealed court records suggest.

In unredacted search warrant documents revealed Thursday, an FBI special agent described a series of phone calls in October of 2016 between the president’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, the president’s then-campaign press secretary, Hope Hicks, and Trump himself.

In between calls with Hicks and Trump – one of which was a three-way phone conversation – Cohen communicated by text and phone with two executives at American Media Inc., publisher of The National Enquirer, at times immediately afterwards. In those discussions, Cohen repeatedly invoked the name “Keith,” referring to Keith Davidson, the lawyer representing adult film-star Stormy Daniels.
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handful of repub senators manage to kill a popular dem bill by frightening democrats

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Despite a Democrat majority in Oregon State Senate and a popular Democratic bill, Democrats will kill the proposed legislation after Republican senators skipped town to avoid the vote.

Initially, Democrats requested the policy to return the missing senators.

However, enough Democrats have since been convinced by Republicans to surrender the legislation, and the missing Republicans will be returning to their jobs.

>SALEM — Oregon Senate Republicans plan to return to the state Capitol and resume voting on bills Saturday morning, caucus leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said on Friday.

>Baertschiger, of Grants Pass, said lawmakers have an obligation to pass budget bills, and he believes lawmakers can complete that work by the midnight Sunday deadline for lawmakers to adjourn. Democrats have a slate of other policy bills they also want to pass, and Baertschiger would not say whether Republicans would waive procedural rules to allow votes on that legislation in the waning hours of the legislative session.

>Altogether, more than a hundred bills and resolutions are still pending in the Legislature and need Senate approval.

>"There’s no reason to have a special session,” Baertschiger said in a press conference at the Capitol. "If we have a special session, it’s because (Democratic) leadership chose to have a special session.”

>Republicans have shut down the Oregon Senate for more than a week, by walking out and denying Democrats the 20-member quorum they need to conduct business. They did so with the stated purpose of blocking a climate change bill, but have given mixed public messages that they might also be trying to stop various other bills. There are 18 Democrats and 12 Republicans in the Oregon Senate.
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