2018-10-17

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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.

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala – (Reuters)
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.

As Other Republican Candidates Struggle Financially, Trump Stockpiles Cash – (The New York Times)
The president has raised $106 million for his re-election, leading some Republicans to grumble that he is siphoning money from endangered congressional candidates.

How legal pot went down in Canada – (BBC News)
Cannabis-users celebrated across Canada on the first day of marijuana legalisation in the country.

Trump touts push to rescind government regulations – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised White House efforts to remove regulations that he sees as an impediment to economic growth, saying the administration had reduced regulatory costs by $23 billion in the year ending Sept. 30.

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats – (Associated Press)
CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three weeks before…

Orange County, California’s diversity emboldens Democrats – (Associated Press)
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners …

Orange County, California’s diversity emboldens Democrats – (Associated Press)
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners …

Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew – (The New York Times)
Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.

Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China – (The New York Times)
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.

Saudi team investigating Khashoggi case leaves consul’s residence in Istanbul: witness – (Reuters)
A Saudi team investigating the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for over two weeks, has left the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said early on Thursday.

Analysis: With ‘America First,’ where do human rights rank? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his …

Presidency ‘within reach,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro is on ‘cruise control’ – (Reuters)
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that electoral victory was “within reach” and his campaign team said it had now switched to “cruise control” as it seeks to avoid hiccups and glide to the finish line.

Crime scene investigators leave Saudi consul’s residence in Istanbul: live feed – (Reuters)
A group of crime scene investigators left the Saudi consul general’s residence in Istanbul after examining the premises on Wednesday, live footage from the scene showed.

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home – (Associated Press)
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nan…

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home – (Associated Press)
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nan…

US search for daughter of murdered couple – (BBC News)
The FBI and Wisconsin police are looking for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, whose parents were shot dead.

You’ve won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what? – (Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the …

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada – (Associated Press)
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “w…

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada – (Associated Press)
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “w…

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From various sources (showing 20):

Theresa May Considers Longer Transition Period to Break Brexit Deadlock – (Bloomberg)

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All about Trump (showing 98):

Sources: Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
Michael Cohen and his attorney met with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump’s family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala – (Reuters)
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.

As Other Republican Candidates Struggle Financially, Trump Stockpiles Cash – (The New York Times)
The president has raised $106 million for his re-election, leading some Republicans to grumble that he is siphoning money from endangered congressional candidates.

Trump touts push to rescind government regulations – (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised White House efforts to remove regulations that he sees as an impediment to economic growth, saying the administration had reduced regulatory costs by $23 billion in the year ending Sept. 30.

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats – (Associated Press)
CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three weeks before…

Senate Truce Collapses as G.O.P. Rush to Confirm More Judges Begins Anew – (The New York Times)
Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.

Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China – (The New York Times)
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.

Democrats ask Trump, Don Jr., Eric disclose business ties with Saudis – (Axios)
The letter is signed by all democrats.

Analysis: With ‘America First,’ where do human rights rank? – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s an “America First” presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his …

Weaponisation of the greenback risks rebounding on the US – (Australian Financial Review)
One consequence of the America First policies of US President Donald Trump will be to create a bipolar financial world, with China at one end and the US at the other.

Biden: I hope Dems don’t move to impeach Trump if they retake the House – (The Hill)
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he doesn’t believe Democrats should move to impeach President Trump if they retake control of the House in next month’s midterms.

GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia – (The Hill)
Republican leaders in Congress are taking a cautious approach in their response to mounting evidence that the Saudi royal family is linked to the suspected death of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

With new counsel on board, White House braces for post-election fights – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the job of White House counsel is an indication the White House is preparing for possible post-election legal brawls with Democrats over everything from the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to po…

Rosenstein says Mueller probe is ‘appropriate and independent’ – (The Hill)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday defended special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as “appropriate and independent” as President Trump continues to attack the probe as a “witch hunt.”

Kurtz: Wire service burned by clickbait headline – (Fox News)
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the AP’s misleading headline stating: ‘Trump Tells AP He Won’t Accept Blame If GOP Loses House.’

Trump pulls US out of UN shipping scheme on China price concerns – (Google News (UK))
White House says Universal Postal Union unfairly benefits Chinese groups shipping to US

Trump calls for 5 percent budget cuts from cabinet officials – (Fox News)
President Trump is asking cabinet heads to cut 5 percent from their budgets as U.S. debt climbs. Center for Freedom and Prosperity Chairman Dan Mitchell proves insight.

Cohen meets with investigators probing Trump’s family business: report – (The Hill)
President Trump’s former longtime attorney Michael Cohen met Wednesday with prosecutors looking into Trump’s family business and charity, CNN reported

Medal of Honor: Trump awards nation’s highest military honor to Vietnam veteran – (Google News)
President Donald Trump to award Vietnam veteran John Canley with the Medal of Honor more than 50 years after his heroic acts.

Rod Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe as ‘Appropriate and Independent’ – (Google News)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference as “appropriate and independent,” a message that contrasts with President Trump’s description of the inquiry as a “witch hunt” and “rigged.”

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