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Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

Pelosi: US arms sales, troop deployments to Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘outrageous’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the Trump Administration’s plans to accelerate arms sales and send additional forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as bypassing Congress’ intent. Pelosi called the response “the latest outrageous attempt by the Trump Administration to circumvent the bipartisan, bicameral will of Congress,” adding in a statement Saturday: “These…MORE

2020 Democratic hopefuls dance their way into Iowa Steak Fry

2020 Democratic hopefuls dance their way into Iowa Steak Fry

2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls on Saturday sought to galvanize their Iowa support at the Polk County Steak Fry with a strategy that’s not frequented in the campaign playbook: dance. The Steak Fry marks just the latest event in the first-in-the-nation caucus state where candidates will pitch themselves as the best contender to take on President…MORE

Andrew Yang still says SNL should not have fired comedian for racist comments

Andrew Yang still says SNL should not have fired comedian for racist comments

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang still believes comedian Shane Gillis should not have lost his job on “Saturday Night Live,” telling CNN’s Van Jones, “We’re all human and we can forgive.” Gillis was recently fired from SNL due to racist comments he made in the past about Asians. But Yang, who’s Taiwanese-American, has consistently said he…MORE

Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower

Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower

A New York judge on Friday ordered President Donald Trump to provide video testimony as part of an upcoming lawsuit brought by protesters who say they were assaulted by Trump’s security guards during a 2015 protest outside of Trump Tower. Judge Doris M. Gonzalez wrote in her ruling that Trump’s testimony is “indispensable” to the…MORE

Booker campaign makes urgent appeal for money to stay in the 2020 race

Booker campaign makes urgent appeal for money to stay in the 2020 race

Sen. Cory Booker‘s 2020 presidential campaign is facing a do-or-die moment. The New Jersey Democrat will drop out of the 2020 race if he cannot meet a steep fundraising goal of $1.7 million over the next 10 days, Booker campaign manager Addisu Demissie told reporters on Saturday. “We got in this race to win it,”…MORE

New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

On August 19, Buckingham Palace put out a statement signed by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, that was emphatic in distancing the British Royal from the late disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein. “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior…MORE

Rep. Joe Kennedy kicks off primary challenge against Sen. Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy kicks off primary challenge against Sen. Ed Markey

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts has announced a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. Ed Markey, who has served in Congress for more than 40 years. “We have a Senate that instead of trying to harness the opportunity and potential of every person in…MORE

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Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

“The category is love, y’all,” actor Billy Porter said while accepting his Emmy award for lead actor in a drama series. Porter, who was honored for his work in FX’s ground-breaking period drama “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category, according to the Television…

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘GOT’ wins final Emmy battle

‘Game of Thrones’ has won its final Emmy battle. The HBO series picked up the best drama Emmy at Sunday’s ceremony, capping off its final season with a coveted achievement. (HBO, like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.) “We loved every minute we spent with you,” executive producer D.B. Weiss said to the cast on stage.…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won’t make Emmy history this year. The odds had been in the legendary actress’ favor to pick up the Emmy award for best comedy actress, but “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge ended up besting her in a surprise win. Waller-Bridge’s success in the acting category came just a few awards after she picked up…