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Kuwait cancels event because of pressure to move to Trump hotel

At some point there must be a stop to this. The Embassy of Kuwait allegedly cancelled a contract with a Washington, D.C. hotel days after the presidential election, citing political pressure to hold its National Day celebration at the Trump International Hotel instead. A source tells ThinkProgress that the Kuwaiti embassy, which has regularly held the…

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Hours after Twin Towers fell, Trump bragged his building was now the 'tallest' in lower Manhattan

Buried in a Politico story about Trump and Clinton is this nugget. Only parenthetically in the middle of the 10-minute conversation did Trump turn to a favorite topic-size. "40 Wall Street," he said, referring to his 71-story building blocks away from the now-collapsed twin towers, "actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was…

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Moody's: Clinton's economic plan would create 10.4 million jobs in four years

Low- and middle-income households would benefit if Hillary Clinton's economic plans are put into effect. Moody's looked at what would happen if her plans were fully or partially implemented through the year 2026. Some of it is standard fare: it found that her proposals to spend government resources on infrastructure would stimulate the economy and that…

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Morley Safer dead at 84

He retired just last week and died Thursday. Safer's first season as a regular 60 Minutes correspondent began in 1970 with a story about the training of U.S. Sky Marshals. His final 60 Minutes report - number 919 - a profile of Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels, was broadcast in March. "After more than 50 years of…

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'Rude' heckler at Hillary Clinton town hall identified as New Hampshire Republican legislator

The rude women interrupting Hillary Clinton at a New Hampshire town hall was a state legislator. State Rep. Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien (R) repeatedly interrupted Clinton during the meeting, which was held in a middle school gymnasium. Prudhomme-O'Brien has for years followed the former first lady, peppering her with questions about allegations of past sexual misconduct by Bill…

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Ted Cruz exploits Paris attacks in speech to anti-LGBT conference: 'Christians are under siege'

Ted Cruz, like some of the other Republican candidates, have nuzzled up to the Family Research Council and Pastor Kevin Swanson. This weekend he held a "Rally for Religious Liberty" as if that's somehow lacking in America. Cruz made the case that the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night proved that Christians are under siege,…

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Meet the Senate candidate from Florida who admits sacrificing a goat and drinking its blood

He is a Floridian running as a Libertarian... Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that…

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