US treasury secretary wavers over Saudi trip after Khashoggi disappearance

Steve Mnuchin is second-guessing attending economic conference after claims that Saudi assassins killed journalist US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday was second-guessing his stated intention to attend an economic conference in Saudi Arabia, following the have withdrawn in protest at Khashoggis alleged killing. Financial companies mostly have not. Kudlow…

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The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

In todays politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If youre not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the…

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Rape survivors’ powerful rebuke to Jeff Flake a key moment on day of drama

Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher confronted Flake in the elevator and told him youre telling women they dont matter. Hours later, he demanded a delay Did that woman in the elevator save America? The question, to stop the door sliding shut. Ana Maria Archila, 39, warned him: What you…

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US justice department sues California over new net neutrality law

In internet showdown justice department lawsuit is designed to quash a California law that restores protections The US justice department has sued the state of California, just hours after the states governor, Jerry Brown, signed legislation to restore internet protections known as net neutrality. The justice department said it would…

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Republicans’ new strategy ahead of midterms: call the left an ‘angry mob’

Trump got things rolling: Dont give power to an angry leftwing mob. Other Republicans and the conservative media have gleefully joined in the mob messaging The Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the protest movement in the US. If youre not already receiving…

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The Guardian view on the US supreme court: the wrongs required to move right | Editorial

Editorial: Republicans dont want people to look too closely at Brett Kavanaughs nomination. Voters should hold them accountable for their past and present manoeuvrings The only issue in Washington over the last week has been the suitability of an individual for high office but then that has been the issue…

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Christine Blasey Ford’s life ‘turned upside down’ after accusing Kavanaugh

Professor who accused the supreme court nominee of sexual assault has been forced out of her home by threats, lawyers say Before she chose to go public with her story, Christine Blasey Ford was best known as a university professor, who lived in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and…

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Trump orders release of classified documents in Russia investigation

President requested text messages related to investigation from former top FBI officials, including James Comey, declassified Donald Trump has ordered the release of classified documents as part of his effort to discredit the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential links with his campaign team. In a…

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Brett Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Congress on Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused supreme court nominee of sexual assault, to appear despite actual threats to safety and life Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused does not wish to testify. Senate Republicans on the judiciary committee, all of whom are men, are weighing up how they…

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Impeaching Donald Trump is not the way to defeat Trumpism | Martin Kettle

Even after Cohen and Manafort, any move to oust Trump is likely to fail and wont tackle the white nativism he champions, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle Donald Trumps iniquities need no rehearsing here. The US would be better off without him as president. His departure would be good news…

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