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Lindsey Graham Crediting Trump for Ukraine Aid Passing Raises Eyebrows

Remarks made by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, on Sunday crediting former President Donald Trump for Ukraine aid funding has raised eyebrows on social media. During an interview appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham stated his approval for the House of Representatives approving more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine to bolster its fight against Russia's invasion that began in February 2022. The bill designates approximately $10 billion of the Ukraine funding as repayable ...

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Ex-'National Enquirer' Publisher David Pecker Set to Testify First at Trump Trial

Updated Apr. 21, 2024 3:44PM EDT / Published Apr. 21, 2024 3:40PM EDT Former publishing executive David Pecker is set to testify first for the prosecution at Donald Trump’s Manhattan trial this week. Pecker, who ran The National Enquirer at the time of the alleged hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign, would be able to help shed light on how the publication offered political cover to the former president with so-called catch-and-kill schemes to bur ...

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Trump VP contender Kristi Noem says abortion ban should have no exceptions for rape or incest

During a Sunday morning appearance on CNN, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was asked whether she thinks there should be exceptions for survivors of rape and incest when it came to abortion laws. Apparently, she does not. Ms Noem’s interview with Dana Bash on State of the Union covered a wide range of topics given that the governor is seen as a leading contender to be Donald Trump’s running mate. On abortion, she spoke in favour of the issue being decided by individual states post-Roe v Wade ...

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Netanyahu Decries Reported US Plan to Sanction Army Unit

April 21, 2024 at 5:29 AM EDT Updated on April 21, 2024 at 11:03 AM EDT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a reported US plan to sanction an ultra-Orthodox army battalion over human rights abuses in the West Bank, a move which could fuel tensions over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. “At a time when our soldiers are fighting terrorist monsters, the intention to sanction a unit in the IDF is the height of absurdity and a moral low,” Netanyahu wrote on X, referring to the Is ...

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Isra Hirsi, Ilhan Omar's Daughter, On Columbia Arrests, Barnard Suspension, Palestine Protests

When Barnard junior – and former Teen Vogue cover star – Isra Hirsi, 21, tweeted on April 18 she was suspended for her involvement in the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University, I immediately headed uptown so we could talk about the suspension. While I was on the subway, she stopped responding. Columbia students launched the encampment in the center of campus at 4 a.m. on Wednesday April 17, timed to a congressional hearing on campus antisemitism featuring Columbia University Presiden ...

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Disgraced former Stormy Daniels lawyer says he would now testify for Trump

11 hours ago Michael Avenatti, the disgraced former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has said that he is in touch with Donald Trump’s legal defence team and is willing to testify on behalf of the former president at his hush money trial. “The defence has contacted me,” Avenatti told The New York Post from prison. “I’d be more than happy to testify, I don’t know that I will be called to testify, but I have been in touch with Trump’s defence for the better part of a year.” Avenatti is currently serv ...

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Millions more go to Trump legal expenses as Biden and Democratic Party expand campaign cash advantage

Updated 11:29 PM EDT, Sat April 20, 2024 CNN — Donald Trump’s leadership PAC spent as much money as it took in last month, with his legal bills remaining a top expense as the former president grappled with the aftermath of losing a civil fraud case and prepared for the start of a historic criminal trial in a Manhattan court. Save America, the political action committee that has underwritten much of Trump’s legal expenses, spent nearly $3.7 million on legal-related expenses in March – nearly ...

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Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

Sun 21 Apr 2024 06.00 EDT While Donald Trump endures the ignominy of being the first former US president to face criminal trial, there is further humiliation brewing, with a movement to strip the Trump name from a building in his home state. Residents at Trump Plaza, a 40-story high-rise in the suburban New York city of New Rochelle, are pushing for the building to be renamed and to escape a near-two decade association with the legally-troubled ex-president and real estate mogul. It would fo ...

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US weighs sending additional military advisers to Ukraine as Russia gains momentum

04/20/2024 04:44 PM EDT The U.S. is considering sending additional military advisers to the embassy in Kyiv, the latest show of American commitment to Ukraine as Russia appears to be gaining momentum in the two-year conflict. The advisers would not be in a combat role, but rather would advise and support the Ukrainian government and military, according to Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder. “Throughout this conflict, the DOD has reviewed and adjusted our presence in-country, as securi ...

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Biden marks 25th anniversary of Columbine shooting

04/20/24 10:18 PM ET President Biden, joined by other members of his administration, on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre and attempted bombing. On April 20, 1999, two twelfth-grade students murdered 12 students and one teacher on April, and injured over 20 people, in what became the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado. Biden expressed his sympathy in a Saturday statement memorializing the victims, and in posts on social media. “Today marks 25 years ...

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Daniel C. Dennett, Widely Read and Fiercely Debated Philosopher, 82, Dies

3 hrs ago - Daniel C. Dennett, one of the most widely read and debated American philosophers, whose prolific works explored consciousness, free will, religion and evolutionary biology, died on Friday in Portland, Maine. He was 82. His death, at Maine Medical Cen ... (New York Times)

Five rockets fired from Iraq towards U.S. military base in Syria

4 hrs ago - MOSUL, Iraq, April 21 (Reuters) - At least five rockets were launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, two Iraqi security sources told Reuters. The attack against U.S. forces is the first since ... (Reuters)

'He's A Liar': Newsom Calls B.S. On Trump's Claim He'd Block A National Abortion Ban

5 hrs ago - Apr 21, 2024, 04:20 PM EDT Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) doesn’t trust Donald Trump to do what he said he’ll do. Though Trump has upset his conservative base by saying he would not sign a federal abortion ban into law if he were president, ... (Huff Post)

GOP lawmaker has strong words for other Republicans as infighting revs up

5 hrs ago - Published 4:52 p.m. ET April 21, 2024 | Updated 5:20 p.m. ET April 21, 2024 Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, called some of his fellow lawmakers “scumbags” on Sunday as GOP infighting has reached new heights in the House. Gonzales, appearing on ... (USA Today)

Lindsey Graham Crediting Trump for Ukraine Aid Passing Raises Eyebrows

5 hrs ago - Remarks made by Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, on Sunday crediting former President Donald Trump for Ukraine aid funding has raised eyebrows on social media. During an interview appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham stated his a ... (Newsweek)

White House Thoroughly Denounces Columbia University Protests: 'Blatantly Antisemitic, Unconscionable, and Dangerous'

5 hrs ago - President Joe Biden’s White House denounced Columbia University’s pro-Palestinian protests as “blatantly anti-Semitic and dangerous.” Over the last week, hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have gathered to demand an end to the ... (Mediaite)

TikTok says US House bill that could ban app would 'trample' free speech

6 hrs ago - April 21, 2024 4:37 PM EDT Updated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - TikTok on Sunday repeated its free-speech concerns about a bill passed by the House of Representatives that would ban the popular social media app in the U.S. if Chinese ... (Reuters)

Terry Anderson, US journalist held hostage in Lebanon, dead at 76

6 hrs ago - Terry Anderson, a U.S. journalist who was held captive by Islamist militants for almost seven years in Lebanon and came to symbolize the plight of Western hostages during the country's 1975-1990 civil war, died on Sunday at age 76, his former employe ... (Reuters)

Isra Hirsi, Ilhan Omar's Daughter, On Columbia Arrests, Barnard Suspension, Palestine Protests

6 hrs ago - When Barnard junior – and former Teen Vogue cover star – Isra Hirsi, 21, tweeted on April 18 she was suspended for her involvement in the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University, I immediately headed uptown so we could talk about ... (Teen Vogue)

Ex-'National Enquirer' Publisher David Pecker Set to Testify First at Trump Trial

7 hrs ago - Updated Apr. 21, 2024 3:44PM EDT / Published Apr. 21, 2024 3:40PM EDT Former publishing executive David Pecker is set to testify first for the prosecution at Donald Trump’s Manhattan trial this week. Pecker, who ran The National Enquirer at th ... (Daily Beast)

Gavin Newsom targets Arizona -- and Alabama -- over abortion restrictions

8 hrs ago - 04/21/2024 12:28 PM EDT SACRAMENTO, California — Gavin Newsom is doubling down on his campaign to blister red states over abortion access, unveiling a new TV ad set to air in Alabama Monday where lawmakers are trying to criminalize people who he ... (Politico)

Netanyahu Decries Reported US Plan to Sanction Army Unit

8 hrs ago - April 21, 2024 at 5:29 AM EDT Updated on April 21, 2024 at 11:03 AM EDT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a reported US plan to sanction an ultra-Orthodox army battalion over human rights abuses in the West Bank, a move which could ... (Bloomberg)

Trump VP contender Kristi Noem says abortion ban should have no exceptions for rape or incest

8 hrs ago - During a Sunday morning appearance on CNN, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was asked whether she thinks there should be exceptions for survivors of rape and incest when it came to abortion laws. Apparently, she does not. Ms Noem’s interview wi ... (The Independent)

Sen. Mark Warner says possible TikTok sale is "complicated," and one-year timeline makes sense

9 hrs ago - April 21, 2024 / 1:42 PM EDT Washington — Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the possible sale of TikTok after congressional action is "complicated," noting that giving any type of transaction ... (CBS News)

Vital US arms and ammo could reach Ukraine in days once Senate passes military aid bill as expected, Pentagon says

10 hrs ago - Apr 21, 2024, 8:04 AM EDT The Pentagon could rush vital air defense weapons and artillery shells to Ukraine within days if the military aid bill clears the Senate as expected and receives President Joe Biden's signature, said the Department of Defens ... (Business Insider)

Zelensky says the US is 'not funding' war in Ukraine

10 hrs ago - 04/21/24 11:03 AM ET Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated Sunday that the United States is “not funding” war in his country, emphasizing that the U.S. is helping protect democracy throughout the region. NBC host Kristen Welker ... (The Hill)

MTG says Johnson needs to "do the right thing" and resign, or be ousted

12 hrs ago - 26 mins ago Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) confirmed she hasn't backed off her plan to potentially oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) after the passage of a foreign aid package on Saturday. The big picture: Greene said after Saturday's vote ... (Axios)

State law takes US a step closer to popular vote deciding presidential elections

14 hrs ago - April 21, 2024, 6:23 AM After much public debate, a Maine law has brought the country closer toward having the popular vote determine the winner of national presidential elections -- but it's unlikely that will happen before November or even at all. ... (ABC News)

Residents push for renaming of Trump Plaza to disassociate from ex-president

16 hrs ago - Sun 21 Apr 2024 06.00 EDT While Donald Trump endures the ignominy of being the first former US president to face criminal trial, there is further humiliation brewing, with a movement to strip the Trump name from a building in his home state. Residen ... (The Guardian)

Millions more go to Trump legal expenses as Biden and Democratic Party expand campaign cash advantage

17 hrs ago - Updated 11:29 PM EDT, Sat April 20, 2024 CNN — Donald Trump’s leadership PAC spent as much money as it took in last month, with his legal bills remaining a top expense as the former president grappled with the aftermath of losing a civil ... (CNN Politics)

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