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Seattle Times evacuated after bomb threat — journalists worked on the sidewalk to get the newspaper out

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The Seattle Times newspaper office was evacuated on Monday due to a bomb threat.

Paige Cornwell, a reporter at the newspaper, posted images on Twitter of journalists continuing to work after being evacuated.

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There were also a report that the federal courthouse — only blocks away — was also evacuated.

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‘Moderate’ Republicans blasted for their ‘fealty’ to McConnell’s trial rules

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Writing for Esquire on Wednesday, columnist Charles P. Pierce had nothing but scorn for the "moderate" Senate Republicans like Mitt Romney (R-UT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and those in vulnerable seats like Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) — all of whom voted in lockstep to adopt the draconian, pro-Trump impeachment trial rules put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

"The first big mistake made by President Barack Obama was his determination to look forward, and not back," wrote Pierce. "Too many of the criminals working for the last worst president in history skated. Too many Wall Street vandals got away clean. That cannot be allowed to happen again. The corruption of this administration* is unprecedented."

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Major GOP revolt over Trump impeachment prevented by Mitch McConnell’s maneuvering: report

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After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a draconian set of impeachment trial rules that broke his promise to abide by the standards used in President Bill Clinton's trial, he appeared to walk back some of the harsher provisions, like the one allowing the Senate to reject evidence from the House and the one requiring all opening arguments be delivered within a two-day span.

Some analysts, like CNN historian Tim Naftali, took this as a sign that McConnell has a weaker grip on his caucus than he is letting on. But according to Politico's John Bresnahan and Burgess Everett, McConnell's retreat was a tactical maneuver that ultimately helped him keep his party in line.

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Trump insists China telling truth about deadly coronavirus: ‘It’s going to be just fine’

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President Donald Trump says he trusts China’s President Xi Jinping is being truthful about a deadly coronavirus that has now reached the United States.

Trump insisted the situation was under control, after the coronavirus has killed nine in China and been confirmed in one case in the U.S., the president told CNBC.

“We have it totally under control,” Trump said from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control, it’s going to be just fine.”

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