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Jeff Bezos, Amazon execs pump cash into GOP Sen. Cory Gardner's re-election campaign — for 2020

Several high-level Amazon executives including CEO Jeff Bezos pumped cash into Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s campaign committee, a new third-quarter Federal Election Commission filing revealed. But the money isn’t to help the senator from Colorado in the Nov. 6 midterms. Gardner isn’t up for re-election until 2020. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, each wrote checks Read More…

Obamacare could expand after the midterm elections, despite GOP efforts to kill it

Don’t look now, but America’s first Trump-era midterm election could substantially expand Obamacare. That’s right, expand Obamacare – implausible as it sounds after the all-GOP government’s near miss on repealing the program and attempts to undermine it. Polls show Democratic calls for improved health insurance continue to resonate with big chunks of the electorate, and Read More…

'Don't mess with American elections': Trump national security advisor John Bolton tells Russia

President Donald Trump‘s national security advisor, John Bolton, told reporters Tuesday in Moscow that the Russian effort to interfere in America’s elections is “objectionable” and made it “impossible for two years” for the United States and Russia to make progress diplomatically. “That’s a loss, particularly for Russia,” said Bolton, after a 90-minute meeting with Russian Read More…

G-7, including US, condemns Khashoggi slaying, demands Saudi 'measures' against killings

The U.S. on Tuesday joined foreign ministers of the G-7 economic powerhouse nations to condemn “in the strongest possible terms” the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. “Those responsible for the killing must be held to account,” the G-7 ministers said in a joint statement. “Saudi Arabia must put in Read More…

WWE still plans to hold pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia despite outcry over Khashoggi killing

World Wrestling Entertainment continues to say it is “monitoring” the growing scandal surrounding murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but has announced no plans to cancel or change its upcoming “Crown Jewel” pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia. “We are currently monitoring the situation,” the WWE said at the time. That Oct. 11 statement came less than a Read More…

Mnuchin meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite outrage over Khashoggi killing

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Monday with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, despite the ongoing outrage over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. State television in Saudi Arabia said Mnuchin and bin Salman met at 2 p.m. in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Saudi’s foreign ministry, in Read More…

Mattis is 'completely aligned' with Trump on pulling the US from a Russian arms control treaty

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Secretary James Mattis is “completely aligned” with President Donald Trump’s seemingly abrupt announcement to pull the U.S. out of an arms control treaty with Russia. “The secretary of Defense has consistently said that Russia has not been in compliance with the treaty,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning Read More…

Turkey slams Saudi Arabia for Jamal Khashoggi's death despite its own dismal record on free press

Jamal Khashoggi’s killing has unleashed waves of criticism against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family and has drawn fresh attention to the kingdom’s vice grip on the press. But even as Turkish officials, who blew the whistle on the journalist’s death, pass gruesome allegations on to independent news outlets, experts say the government of President Recep Tayyip Read More…

Chinese official tells American investors at a meeting: We don't fear a trade war with the US

Chinese government leaders have a message for American investors: They’re not afraid of a trade war with the United States. On Monday in Beijing, Zhang Qingli, a leading member of a Chinese committee tasked with forging alliances with other nations, told a small group of U.S. business leaders, lobbyists and public relations executives that China Read More…

Trump calls Khashoggi arrests 'good first step,' adds that he doesn't want to put arms deals at risk

President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s announcement of arrests in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step.” Yet, he added that considers what happened to the writer to be “unacceptable.” The president also said he would work with Congress on the matter, but that he would prefer not to hurt Read More…

Saudi Arabia claims Khashoggi was killed in a fight, contrary to other accounts

Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabia’s general prosecutor said early Saturday morning local time. The government said that Khashoggi got into a fight with the people he met at the consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2. The kingdom alleged that Khashoggi died in that clash. @alekhbariyatv: عاجل | النائب العام: المناقشات التي Read More…

Trump calls Democrat O'Rourke a 'total lightweight' as he swoops into red Texas to boost Ted Cruz

President Donald Trump tried to stoke fears of socialism Friday as he bashed Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat pushing to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in red Texas. Ahead of his Monday visit to Houston, Trump called the 46-year-old representative a “total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz” who “comes nowhere near representing the values and Read More…

'Information warfare:' Feds charge Russian woman with interference in US political system, midterms

A Russian woman has been charged with trying to interfere and “sow discord” in the American political system, including in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by U.S. residents, authorities said. Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is Read More…