Month: May 2020

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Orders Vote-By-Mail For November Election

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed an executive order permitting all registered voters in the Golden State to vote by mail in the upcoming presidential election, citing health concerns stemming from the Chinese coronavirus epidemic.

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Declassified Docs Show Obama Knew of Flynn Wiretaps

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President Obama was aware of the details of wiretapped conversations of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak back in December 2016, according to recently declassified Department of Justice (DOJ) documents released on Thursday.

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Has Trump Already Won Reelection?

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Ever since President Trump was elected, conservatives have nervously watched the poll numbers to see whether constant attacks from Democrats and the media were damaging the president’s popularity among his core constituency. Of course, Trump has sometimes suffered from self-inflicted damage — at times, he is his own worst enemy — but never in recent history has any president faced such unrelenting opposition from the moment of his election.

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San Francisco Serves Homeless Addicts Living In Hotels Pot, Booze & Tobacco To Prevent Street Shopping

The San Francisco Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that the city is “administering alcohol, tobacco, medical cannabis and other substances in a effort to prevent a handful of people quarantined or isolating in city-leased hotels from going outside to get the substances themselves.”

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Trump White House ‘Drafting Legal Blueprint For Mining The Moon’ As Part Of New Deal Called ‘Artemis Accords’

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The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new US-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around Nasa’s plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade, and comes as the civilian space agency plays a growing role in implementing American foreign policy. The draft pact has not been formally shared with US allies yet.

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Cuomo: Health Care Workers Who Went To NY To Help With Pandemic Must Pay NY State Income Tax

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Tuesday that healthcare workers who traveled to New York to help fight the pandemic will have to pay state income taxes because the state can’t afford to be generous amid the pandemic-driven economic fallout. Cuomo, at his daily COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, said the states are “in dire financial circumstances” due to business shutdowns that were imposed to contain the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the novel coronavirus that emerged from China late last year.

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U.S. Navy Conducts Operations In Sea North Of Russia For First Time Since Cold War

Four U.S. Navy ships and a British Royal Navy frigate entered the Barents Sea, north of Russia, to conduct Arctic security operations on May 4, the Pentagon confirmed Monday. The action marks the first time U.S. Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported on Monday…

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