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Democrat Danica Roem of Virginia is smiling after beating longtime Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, and becoming the state’s first openly transgender politician. Roem began her transition four years ago, but who ran her campaign on local platforms that did not focus on her identity, according to the Washington Post. Marshall served as Prince William County’s delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates for the last 26 years, and has been elected to office 13 times. He introduced a controversial “bathroom bill” earlier this year that would have required people to use restrooms corresponding to their assigned gender at birth, according…

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President Donald Trump has made America the laughing stock of the world three times. The first instance was while he was still on Air Force One. A reporter mentioned Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “successful run,” and Trump was somehow offended by this, saying “excuse me, so am I.” He then lectured the press on all of his “accomplishments” instead of talking about relationships with Asian countries—the very purpose of his trip. Then there was his meeting with Japanese business leaders. Trump praised their work, telling them: ““We love it when you build cars – if you’re a Japanese firm, we…

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Dan Rather is 86, but he’s still hungry to attend White House briefings again. Rather anchored the CBS Evening News for 24 years and  has covered every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower and was present in Dallas the day President John F. Kennedy was assassination in 1963, also reveals the question he most wants to ask President Donald Trump. Speaking of the President, you write in your book that the press needs to ask the hard questions. Is there something that you’re dying to ask President Trump or a question that you wish people ask him? One of the questions…

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Five years ago, Barack Obama was re-elected president of the United States. Now, with Donald Trump in the White House, the moment had certain people filled with a unique and aching nostalgia . Indeed, you’ve probably seen an uptick of posts on Facebook and Twitter commemorating the anniversary and wistfully reminiscing about what it was like to have a president who could formulate a coherent policy objective (or a coherent sentence, for that matter). Author J.K. Rowling was among those who, with a heavy heart, tweeted about how times have changed. “People keep retweeting these Obama anniversary tweets into my…

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According to Alec Baldwin, the first lady, Melania Trump “loves” his impersonation of  her husband, President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” which  Trump has repeatedly dismissed and insulted. “Someone told me — who’s friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House — that Melania Trump loves ‘SNL’ and she loves my impersonation,” Baldwin said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” during a Monday interview. According to Baldwin, the first lady “told this person, very high up in the White House brass there, that, ‘That’s exactly what he’s like.’” Baldwin, an outspoken critic of Donald…

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President Donald Trump and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took  a forceful approach to feed fish on the second day of the US president’s five-nation tour of Asia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAaFzb0sG3s Standing beside a pond brimming with colourful koi in the Akasaka palace in Tokyo, the two men began spooning out fish food before appearing to lose patience and emptying their wooden containers with a shake. The palace’s large collection of koi have been viewed by a succession of world leaders, including Margaret Thatcher. It is not known whether the former British prime minister was as aggressive as Trump when it…

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A lot of us must have seen the picture of President Donald Trump’s motorcade given the middle finger by a woman on a bicycle. Juli Briskman was seen  giving the middle finger to Trump, but her employer was not pleased.Her employer is a government contractor Akima LLC, and they fired her over it. Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, decided to tell Akima’s HR department what was happening when the picture went viral on Monday. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company’s social media policy by using the photo as her…

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President Donald Trump said that the deadly shooting at a church in South Texas, which left at least 26 people dead and 20 others injured, was the result of a “mental health problem,” and not because of gun laws. “I think that mental health is your problem here,” Trump told reporters at a press conference in Tokyo Monday. “This was a very based on preliminary reports very deranged individual a lot of problems over a long period of time.” Trump added that: “We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t…

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President Donald Trump recently interviewed with Fox News for the 14th time as president, and Fox News’ Lou Dobbs might as well have gotten down on his knees and worshiped Trump. The president knowingly sets up these ego stroke fests with Fox News, while he calls all other major media outlets “Fake News.”  Colbert slammed Trump HARD: “Dobbs was pleasuring Trump so vigorously that Mike Pence asked ‘mother’ to change the channel.” Colbert referred to the interview as a “full-blown rubdown.”  Colbert then aired a video reel of all the wonderful things Dobbs had to say about the president.  Dobbs…

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Earlier this year, we witnessed President Donald Trump abused his executive powers when he pardoned Sheriff Joe. This week, special counsel Robert Mueller turned up the heat to boiling on the Russia probe, and top Democrats don’t want to see his investigation get derailed by the president. Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who serves as the Democratic ranking House member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, commented on the pardon of Sheriff Joe: “President Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio isn’t just bad, it’s dangerous.The President continues to show a callous disregard for the independence of our…

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