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Jim Carrey faces Twitter backlash for ‘monstrous’ portrait of White House spokesperson

Published time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:10 Edited time: 19 Mar, 2018 17:18 Comedian Jim Carrey turned to art (loosely defined) to mock President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. His derisive portrait was widely rebuked on social media, however. The ‘Bruce Almighty’ star unveiled his magnum opus to his 17 million Twitter followers over the weekend. “This is the ...

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White House staffer left encrypted email passwords at bus stop – report

A White House employee carelessly left his encrypted email password at a bus stop, according to a report. A picture of the bootprint-smeared note was posted online. White House staffer Ryan McAvoy left his ProtonMail account and passwords at a bus stop near his office, news outlet The Intercept reported Saturday. A source noticed the information written on a piece ...

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Media say Trump is about to fire National Security Adviser McMaster, White House denies

Reports in US media about President Donald Trump’s plans to fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster have prompted the White House to issue a denial. This comes days after Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. On Thursday, CNN and the Washington Post, citing sources with knowledge of the situation, reported that Trump has been actively searching for a replacement ...

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White House backs UK decision to expel Russian diplomats over Skripal saga

The White House has approved of the UK government’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats from the UK after blaming Moscow for the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury. “The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on the British citizen and his daughter,” the ...

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Republican candidate in tight Pennsylvania House race refuses to concede defeat

Democrat candidate Conor Lamb has claimed victory in Pennsylvania’s razor-tight special House election. But, in a dramatic twist, Republican candidate Rick Saccone is refusing to concede defeat. There was just a few hundred votes between the two candidates in the competitive race for the conservative 18th District seat on Wednesday morning. Democrat Lamb claimed victory late on Tuesday, but Saccone ...

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No Trump-Russia collusion uncovered by House intel probe – GOP overseer

The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee team has said that it would take “a Tom Clancy novel” to characterize Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election as ‘collusion’ with Donald Trump, as it completes its probe. “We found no evidence of collusion. We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings,” Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, who led the investigation, told reporters ...

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Fair media ‘is dead’ in America – House intel chair Nunes

Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-California) believes fair media in the US “no longer exists” and that 90 percent of it is “far left” – even calling the media “part of the Democratic Party’s network.” Nunes made the comments during a lengthy interview on the Fox News Channel Sunday show Life, Liberty & Levin with conservative host ...

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Foreign sponsors boost funding of Russia’s opposition, upper house commission claims

Russian senators have registered an increase in foreign funding to various Russian opposition movements and politicians, but added that external sponsors had become more careful in hiding their schemes. The report from the upper house Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty released on Monday  reads that the signals about the increase in foreign donations that various minor and non-registered opposition ...

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‘Patriotic and law-abiding’: Democrat House leader slams arrests of illegal immigrants

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has attacked the recent arrests of hundreds of illegal immigrants. While half of those detained have criminal records, Pelosi called them law-abiding and patriotic. In an apparent bid to justify Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s (D) public tip to immigrants about this week’s raids by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the ...

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Trump extends Russia sanctions for another year – White House

Published time: 2 Mar, 2018 18:33 Edited time: 2 Mar, 2018 18:55 President Donald Trump has extended the sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals by another year. The sanctions were imposed by former President Barack Obama in March 2014 in response to the political crisis in Ukraine. The US has been gradually expanding the list of people and entities under ...

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