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Welcome to Trump TV: A Very Special Supreme Court edition!

October 19, 2018

(CNN)Shortly after the Senate voted Saturday afternoon to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, he was sworn into his new job by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper […]

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How millennials could kill politics as we know it if they cared to

October 12, 2018

Washington (CNN)Millennials could be one of the biggest political forces in America today, if they wanted. “Our generation is at the beginning of becoming legislators in this country,” said Steven Olikara, founder of the nonpartisan group Millennial Action Project. Olikara believes millennials are capable of transforming politics. They are “highly idealistic young people,” he said, […]

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Anthony Weiner to be released from prison early

October 12, 2018

(CNN)Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to be released from prison about three months earlier than initially scheduled, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. Weiner’s estranged wife, Huma Abedin, was a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The federal investigation into Weiner ended up playing a critical role […]

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‘Life is Strange 2’ finds humanity in Trump’s America: Review

October 10, 2018

On very rare occasions, a video game comes along that harnesses the incredible yet too often untapped potential unique to the medium, and speaks to issues in a way no other medium can. The shorthand used for this unique potential of interactive media is empathy, usually in reference to how players identify with a game’s […]

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US sanctions North Korea tech firms based in China, Russia

October 2, 2018

Washington (CNN)The US announced new sanctions against North Korea Thursday, taking aim at a Chinese company, its North Korean CEO and its Russia-based sister company. Thursday’s sanctions announcement is the latest sign the US is moving to increase pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. White House officials acknowledge there’s been […]

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Russian accused of hacking the data of 80 million people extradited to US

September 18, 2018

(CNN)Federal authorities on Friday announced the extradition of a Russian man who they say took part in an extensive computer-hacking campaign that included the largest theft of customer data from a US financial institution in history. “As Americans increasingly turn to online banking, theft of online personal information can cause devastating effects on their financial […]

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New Pence book deems VP a ‘shadow president’

September 11, 2018

Washington (CNN)The first major book focusing on Vice President Mike Pence during his time in the executive branch is set to be released Tuesday. Pence’s office did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment. Here are some takeaways from the book Shadow President: The Truth about Mike Pence: He dreams big Then-Rep. Pence […]

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North Carolina gerrymandering: Judges back Kagan interpretation and could decide balance of power in House

September 9, 2018

(CNN)A federal court’s rejection of North Carolina’s GOP-rigged congressional district map has thrown in doubt 13 voting districts just months before the November midterm elections, along with prospects for the Republican and Democratic parties in the state and perhaps even the full US House of Representatives. The special three-judge panel’s reliance on an opinion by […]

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China ‘likely’ training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

September 3, 2018

Washington (CNN)China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and “likely” training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report. “The deployment and integration of nuclear capable bombers would, for the first time, provide China with a nuclear ‘triad’ of delivery systems dispersed across land, sea, and air,” the […]

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Manafort jurors hear about Yankees tickets after mystery recess

September 3, 2018

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)The first major test in court for special counsel Robert Mueller’s team continued Friday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — with an unexplained five-hour delay meaning prosecutors didn’t wrap up their case as planned. Before the lunch break, Ellis brought in the 16 jurors, stressed to them the […]

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