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Trump and GOP leaders are melting down over the Don Jr. subpoena

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/443026-trump-jr-subpoena-sparks-internal-gop-battle

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr’s surprise decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. has set off an internal fight among Senate Republicans, some of whom are now pressing the North Carolina Republican to back off the request.

These Republicans argue that Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has spent enough time testifying before Congress and that the delivery of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report means it is time to end the investigations of the last presidential election.

“There’s no need for another subpoena for @DonaldJTrumpJr It’s time to move on & focus on issues Americans care about,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted Thursday.

He was one of several Republicans in the House and Senate who was critical of the decision to subpoena Trump Jr., which Burr made in consultation with his panel’s ranking member, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).

President Trump said Thursday that he was “very surprised” by the subpoena, especially after Burr announced earlier that his panel had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Frankly for my son, after being exonerated, to now get a subpoena to go again and speak again after close to 20 hours of telling everybody that would listen about a nothing meeting, yeah I’m surprised,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“I was very surprised. I saw Richard Burr saying there was no collusion two or three weeks ago,” Trump added.

Because of Burr’s comments in February to CBS News saying the panel did not “have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” Trump and his advisers were caught off guard by the Trump Jr. news.

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told CBS News in an interview Wednesday that he thought it “bad form” that he did not get a heads-up before the subpoena was issued.
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Trump vs big pharma 2: Canadian Boogaloo???

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https://web.archive.org/web/20190515125923/https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/politics/trump-drug-importation-florida/index.html
The President is embracing a controversial Florida proposal to import drugs from Canada, which Republicans have long opposed and many health experts have questioned.
The measure -- backed by Florida Republicans Gov. Rick DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz, both close Trump allies -- requires federal approval. Trump has spoken highly of the idea and has told Azar to pursue the issue as a way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
"The President directed the secretary to work with Florida to get a plan approved," Gaetz said, who hopes the measure can then be replicated in other states. "I expect that will occur."
"And now [drug prices are] going to be going down a long way further, including the fact that we may allow states to buy drugs in other countries if we can buy them for a lesser price -- substantially less price," Trump said. "So we will allow them, with certain permissions, to go to other countries if they can buy them for 40, 50, 60% less."
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EU votes - dont ignore it! you fucks!

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Citizens in the 28 European Union nations will go to the polls this week in an atmosphere of uncertainty — with the specter of Brexit looming over the process and a growing nationalist, euroskeptic movement drawing voter support — to cast ballots for the bloc’s only directly elected body: the European Parliament.

The European Union is complex by design, a fact that can perplex voters and vote-watchers alike, often resulting in a low turnout.

But this time is different. Nationalists have gained ground across Europe, and as they head into the elections with a newly united front, the vote is being seen as the latest test of their influence. Polls suggest that populist parties could be positioned to make big gains.

Here’s a guide to the European Parliament elections, a notoriously confusing system made even more so by changing dynamics within the bloc.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/world/europe/european-parliament-election.html

Oklahoma House Approves Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

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https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/385228-oklahoma-house-approves-controversial-lgbtq-adoption-bill

*Honk honk*

>The Oklahoma House of Representatives has approved a measure that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to reject same-sex couples on religious grounds.

>The measure, S.B. 1140, states that "no private child-placing agency shall be required to perform, assist, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the proposed placement would violate the agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies."

>That means that adoption and foster care agencies could turn down same-sex couples, single mothers and inter-faith couples if an agency claims that approving such applications would violate its religious or moral convictions.

>The bill was approved by the Oklahoma state Senate last month and now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin's (R) desk.
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Trans'Woman' Breaks Natural Woman's Skull as Transgenders continue to dominate women's sports

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https://goldfiremedia.net/2019/05/02/trans-women-breaks-natural-womens-skull-as-transgenders-continue-to-dominate-womens-sports/

Trans'Woman' Breaks Natural Woman's Skull as Transgenders continue to dominate women's sports
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Entertainment megastar "Big Daddy Cool" compelled to falsify claims he's a victim of gang rape

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'REALLY SAD' WWE legend Kevin Nash denies he was raped after fake Facebook post and blasts ‘If this were true I’d be in prison for at least manslaughter’
Quotes appeared on social media were attributed to the 59-year-old

A post reportedly appearing on Facebook attributed quotes to the 59-year-old that suggested he had been the victim of a sexual assault in 1992.

This is the post that Kevin Nash was angrily forced to deny.

Alongside a picture of him, it read: "Looking at me, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'm not your typical victim.

"I'm a soldier. I'm a father. I'm a seven-time World Heavyweight Champion.

"I'm 7 feet tall; 320lbs. I thought I could look out for myself in any situation. But in the summer of 1992, I was raped. That's right #MeToo.

"My point is, my attacker didn't have to overpower me to turn me into a victim. If it can happen to me, then it can happen to you."

But Nash, a former basketball player, angrily denied these claims and suggested he would be in jail now in an act of revenge if it were true.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Really sad. Think this was posted on Facebook which I don't have.

"Just takes away from valid claims of those who have been victims and their pain. If this were true I'd be in prison for manslaughter.

"Guess Zuckerberg wants to write me a check."

The #MeToo campaign is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault that began spreading virally in October 2017.

Nash, known as Big Sexy, was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015 and is one of the three founding members of the New World Order.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/wwe/9121737/wwe-kevin-nash-denies-raped-fake-post/

Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-were-advised-to-claim-to-be-minorities-in-college-admissions-scandal-11558171800

BOSTON -- The man behind the scheme to help wealthy students get into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials advised some families to falsely claim students were racial minorities, according to people familiar with the situation.

A son of Marjorie Klapper, a parent scheduled to plead guilty Friday for participating in the scheme, was incorrectly listed on his Common Application as being black and Hispanic, the people said. William "Rick" Singer, the college counselor who has agreed to plead guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing, also arranged for a proctor to cheat on the ACT admissions test for the teen, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit filed in the case.

Ms. Klapper, who lives in Menlo Park, Calif., was one of many parents charged whose child was misrepresented as a minority, according to one of the people, who is familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Singer frequently gave families the option of misrepresenting race and would say that not doing so could put their child at a "competitive disadvantage," said one of the people, who is familiar with his business.

In looking to present a teen as a minority, Mr. Singer was tapping into a hot-button aspect of college admissions that has led to numerous lawsuits: decisions that take into account, or even give preference to, students of certain races or ethnicities.

Lawyers for Ms. Klapper didn't respond to requests for comment, and efforts to reach Ms. Klapper were unsuccessful. The lawyer for Mr. Singer declined to comment.
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse

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>Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group is facing collapse, putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.
Jamie's Italian chain have lined up KPMG to handle an administration process, expected to be announced later.

Conversations with employees at the chain are understood to be ongoing.

As well as the Italian chain, the administration process would encompass Mr Oliver's remaining Barbecoa sites as well as Fifteen London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48352026
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