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A GOP congressman once lamented not being able to call women ‘sluts’ anymore

Jul 18 2018 — — A Republican congressman from Minnesota has a long history of making deeply misogynistic comments on the radio, including lamenting that women can no longer be called “sluts.” CNN’s KFile reviewed several months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis on the “Jason Lewis Show,” a syndicated radio program Lewis hosted from 2009 until 2014 with the […]

Sanders disputes that Trump said Russia no longer targeting US

Jul 18 2018 — — The White House denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump said he does not believe that Russia is targeting the United States, despite him directly answering a question about it earlier in the day. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump was asked by a reporter if Russia was still targeting the US. […]

Trump says Russia no longer targeting the US

Jul 18 2018 — — President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that Russia is no longer targeting the United States, contradicting his top intelligence official who said the opposite earlier this week. The statement came amid continued furor over Trump’s remarks about election meddling made alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki. Trump sought to walk back some of […]

US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements

Jul 18 2018 — — Russia announced it was ready to pursue agreements reached by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump “in the sphere of international security,” though the White House and Pentagon would not confirm any agreements had been made or offer any details. Trump and Putin met for about two hours during their summit in Helsinki with only […]

A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

Jul 18 2018 — — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising “big results” from better relations with Russia and hitting back at “haters.” Trump made no mention of his having walked back comments that called into question U.S. intelligence findings of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential […]

Europe fines Google $5 billion for abusing its Android dominance

Jul 18 2018 — — The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors. “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine,” Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s top antitrust official, said in a statement. “They have denied […]

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Jul 18 2018 — — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract ambition.'” That refers to the need for Congress to provide […]

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Jul 17 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsinki that he doesn’t see why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Back at the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he said he meant he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible. He also said […]

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

Jul 17 2018 — — Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. The general prosecutor’s office made the announcement Tuesday in the wake of Putin’s summit Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin offered to allow U.S. investigators to question Russian military […]