2018-10-16

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired (showing 49):

Polling the 2018 Midterm Elections in Real Time – (The New York Times)
The Upshot has partnered with Siena College to poll dozens of the most competitive House and Senate races across the country.

Small Donors Fuel a Big Democratic Lead in 2018 Fund-raising – (The New York Times)
In the tightest House races, Democrats have raised three times as much money from small donors as Republicans.

The Latest: G-7 nations express concern over Khashoggi case – (Associated Press)
ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Foreign ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations say they are very troubl…

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans – (Associated Press)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the …

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of an electoral defeat that could imperil his presidency, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November, arguing that he is “helping” Republican candidates in…

Is the EU really united over Brexit? – (BBC News)
It’s all to do with money and timing, says the BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adler.

Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years – sources – (Reuters)
United States Steel Corp workers are set to get the biggest wage jump in at least six years under a new deal negotiated with the company, providing early signs that gains from U.S. President Donald Trump’s clampdown on foreign imports are finally trickling do…

Is It Possible to Be an Anti-Abortion Democrat? One Woman Tried to Find Out – (The New York Times)
In Missouri, where Democrats’ fortunes have been dwindling for years, party members are trying to figure out how to win back voters.

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana – (Associated Press)
TORONTO (AP) — Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. T…

Democrats Surge Ahead of Republicans in Fund-Raising for Key Races – (The New York Times)
Democrats outraised their Republican opponents in 32 of the closest 45 House races, $154 million to $108 million, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

Who Raised More Money? In a Majority of Tight House Races, Democrats Did – (The New York Times)
With the midterm elections approaching, we tracked the war chests of candidates in the tightest House races.

Trump’s ‘Horseface’ Tweet, and Other Times He Has Attacked Women – (The New York Times)
President Trump has a history of attacking women by mocking their bodily functions, demeaning their looks or comparing them to animals.

Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz Set to Debate Tuesday Night – (The New York Times)
Mr. Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, will try to use the face-off to widen his lead in the polls, while Mr. O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman challenging him, is hoping to recapture momentum.

Suspects in Khashoggi Case Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince – (The New York Times)
Links between Prince Mohammed and at least four suspects in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi may make it harder to advance a “rogue killers” explanation.

USA Gymnastics interim CEO quits after anti-Nike tweet – (Reuters)
Mary Bono resigned as interim chief of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, only four days into the job, after she drew fire for a tweet she sent criticizing Nike Inc’s use of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign.

U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF – (Reuters)
The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum’s annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday.

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience. In an intervie…

Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first talks on disarming border – (Reuters)
North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, South Korea’s defense ministry said.

Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist’s disappearance – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as senior U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers.

Netflix eases Wall Street worries with record quarter – (Reuters)
Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth.

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From various sources (showing 20):

Another migrant caravan is heading to the US. Trump has already taken note – (CNN)
A new migrant caravan is heading to the United States. And US President Donald Trump has already weighed in, threatening to cut foreign aid to Honduras if the group isn’t brought back to the Central American country.

Trump appears to make room for Saudis to deny involvement in Khashoggi disappearance – (The Washington Post)
Meanwhile, Turkey sought to expand its probe to the Saudi consul general’s residence and consular vehicles.

What Does Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Native’ Ancestry Mean? – (Livescience.com)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test results indicate she has Native American ancestry. But what does that really mean?

Trump: I won’t accept the blame if Dems retake House – (The Hill)
President Trump said Tuesday that he wouldn’t accept the blame if Democrats earned a majority in the House after the November midterm elections.

Netflix eases Wall Street worries with record quarter – (Reuters)

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All about Trump (showing 96):

Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP – (The Hill)
The mysterious disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey is driving a wedge between President Trump and Republican members of Congress, who are pressing for an aggressive U.S.

‘Certain evidence’ found in Khashoggi killing, as Trump likens outrage to Kavanaugh situation – (ABC News (AU))
Investigators reportedly find certain evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, with a possibility that toxic materials may have been painted over.

PEN America Sues Trump to Stop Him From Violating First Amendment – (Fortune)
PEN America is suing President Trump, alleging his statements, demands, and actions violate the First Amendment and his oath of office.

Trump says rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi is similar to Kavanaugh accusations – (USA Today)
Trump compared the situation to the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during confirmation hearing.

Trump looks to start formal US-UK trade talks – (Financial Times)
White House makes London a priority in bilateral negotiations as Brexit reaches crossroads

Trump alleges rush to judgment in Khashoggi case – (Google News (UK))
President compares claims of Saudi involvement to accusations against Brett Kavanaugh

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans – (Associated Press)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the …

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of an electoral defeat that could imperil his presidency, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November, arguing that he is “helping” Republican candidates in…

Trump’s Approval Rate Among Active-Duty Troops Drops to 44%, Military Times Poll Says – (Fortune)
Trump’s approval rating is falling among U.S. military, while his disapproval rating is rising, a survey of troops by Military Times found.

Trump appears to make room for Saudis to deny involvement in Khashoggi disappearance – (Google News)
Meanwhile, Turkey sought to expand its probe to the Saudi consul general’s residence and consular vehicles.

Migrant caravan heads north as Trump threatens to stop aid to Honduras – (NBC News)
A caravan of migrants from Honduras continued north towards Mexico and the United States Tuesday as Trump threatened to withdraw aid from the country.

AP: Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudis over Khashoggi – (MSNBC)
In an interview with the Associated Press, President Trump said that Saudi Arabia being blamed for missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is another case of ‘guilty until proven innocent.”

Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years – sources – (Reuters)
United States Steel Corp workers are set to get the biggest wage jump in at least six years under a new deal negotiated with the company, providing early signs that gains from U.S. President Donald Trump’s clampdown on foreign imports are finally trickling do…

Trump’s ‘Horseface’ Tweet, and Other Times He Has Attacked Women – (The New York Times)
President Trump has a history of attacking women by mocking their bodily functions, demeaning their looks or comparing them to animals.

Trump lashes out: Former lawyer Cohen lied under oath, was ‘PR person who did small legal work’ – (NBC News)
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.

Trump to AP: Saudi Arabia criticism makes the nation ‘guilty until proven innocent’ – (CNN)
President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the Middle Eastern kingdom has received over a missing Saudi journalist is premature.

White House to Scott Morrison: love the Jerusalem idea, now, how about the Iran deal? – (Australian Financial Review)
The White House is so happy with Scott Morrison’s potential Jerusalem embassy relocation it’s now pressing the prime minister to join President Donald Trump’s assault on the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience. In an intervie…

The Saudi Sycophants in the Trump Administration – (The American Conservative)
The Trump administration’s cynical indulgence of self-serving Saudi claims has been on full display this week.

Fact check: Donald Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ interview included false, misleading claims – (USA Today)
President Donald Trump repeated several false and misleading claims, while putting a new twist on some of them on “60 Minutes.”

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