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James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email

A moron *and* a traitor: James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email | 10 Nov 2018 | Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business -- and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for "incidental" purposes and never for anything that was classified -- and that appears to be true. But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained by The Post.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms

Florida Gov. Rick Scott sues 2 Democratic strongholds over election 'theft' as recount looms | 09 Nov 2018 | Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican candidate for Senate, has filed lawsuits against Broward County and Palm Beach County election supervisors, accusing them of trying to rob him of election victory with heaps of new ballots. Scott's advantage over his Democratic opponent, Bill Nelson, has dwindled to just over 15,000 votes as of Thursday evening, a far cry from a comfortable lead of 57,000 votes projected for him as the polls closed on Tuesday evening. With the recount odds growing every minute, Scott blamed Florida election officials in two Democratic-leaning counties for tampering with the vote by counting indiscernible ballots in favor of Democrats, and other transgressions.

Trump signs proclamation curbing asylum

Trump signs proclamation curbing asylum | 09 Nov 2018 | President Trump on Friday signed a proclamation restricting certain immigrants from claiming asylum, completing a move that is expected to trigger a wave of legal challenges. "We want people to come into our country, but they have to come into the country legally," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for a trip to Paris. The directive enacted a new rule the Trump administration rolled out on Thursday that would ban migrants from applying for asylum outside legal ports of entry.

Mob chants threats outside Tucker Carlson's DC home

Mob chants threats outside Tucker Carlson's DC home | 08 Nov 2018 | A self-described left-wing Antifa group posted videos of a mob outside the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening, chanting, "Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night." The now-deleted video was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife inside a restaurant during Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings..."Each night you remind us that we are not safe. Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either," the group posted on Facebook. They also chanted, "Racist s---bag, leave town."

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractures 3 ribs in fall | 08 Nov 2018 | Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs on her left side in a fall at her office a day earlier, the court said in a news release. Ginsburg, 85, initially went home after the accident, which occurred in her Supreme Court office. But she later reported experiencing some discomfort, and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital "for observation and treatment."

Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather, killing 17 people

Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather, killing 17 people | 08 Nov 2018 | Charges were filed Thursday against the captain of a Missouri duck boat that sank in severe weather in July and killed 17 people, including nine members of the same family, federal officials announced. Kenneth Scott McKee, 51, was indicted by a federal grand jury and is facing 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death.

Ian David Long, alleged California shooter, was Marine maybe suffering PTSD

Ian David Long, alleged California shooter, was Marine maybe suffering PTSD | 08 Nov 2018 | Ian David Long, the man who allegedly killed a dozen people inside a California bar packed with college students, was a former Marine who may have been suffering from PTSD, the Ventura County sheriff said. Long, 28, who lived in nearby Newbury Park, tossed smoke bombs and unleashed a hail of bullets from a .45-caliber Glock 21 fitted with an extended magazine at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters.

Alleged California Bar Shooter, Ian David Long, Was Former Marine

Breaking: Alleged California Bar Shooter, Ian David Long, Was Former Marine | 08 Nov 2018 | Ian David Long has been identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a California nightclub, ABC News reports, citing law enforcement officials briefed on the probe. Neighbors told ABC News that he went by his middle name...According to Geoff Dean, Ventura County sheriff, the suspect was a former Marine. Long may have tossed smoke bombs, prior to opening fire, according to witnesses. (Live media conference)

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting

Thousand Oaks: At least 12 killed at California bar shooting | 08 Nov 2018 | At least 12 people have been killed, including a police officer, at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles, police say. At least 200 people were reportedly inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was hosting a university student night, at the time of the attack. Officials say the suspect, who has not been identified, was found dead inside.

New York professor caught on camera stealing GOP yard signs

New York professor caught on camera stealing GOP yard signs | 07 Nov 2018 | A New York professor has been arrested after she was caught on camera ripping out Republican yard signs from someone else's lawn. Laura Ebert, an economics professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, was charged with misdemeanor larceny for stealing signs supporting Republican candidates John Faso, and Marc Molinaro, at the home of Patrick and Lisa McGovern in Rosendale, eight miles from the school.

DOJ: Acting AG to take over oversight of Russia probe

DOJ: Acting AG to take over oversight of Russia probe | 07 Nov 2018 | President Trump's pick to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to take over oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed Wednesday. "The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice," DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement to The Hill. The move means that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will no longer oversee the federal Russia investigation, which he has looked over since Sessions recused himself early last year due to his work on Trump's campaign. Trump on Wednesday afternoon announced Matthew Whitaker, who served as Sessions's chief of staff at the DOJ, as his temporary replacement atop the department after ousting Sessions.

Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter

Read Jeff Sessions's resignation letter | 07 Nov 2018 | President Trump on Wednesday announced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a development that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the midterm elections. Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions over his recusal from the investigation into Russia's [alleged] election meddling and other alleged failures. There was widespread speculation the president would move to fire him after the midterms.

Sessions out at Justice Department

Sessions out at Justice Department | 07 Nov 2018 | Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned as the top Justice Department official at President Trump’s request, a development that is likely to spark a firestorm of criticism following the midterm elections. The decision punctuates months of criticism by President Trump of his top law enforcement officer over his recusal from the ongoing Russia investigation... Sessions agreed to resign at Trump's request, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by The Hill.

Voters approve Prop C plan to tackle homeless crisis in SF

Voters approve Prop C plan to tackle homeless crisis in SF | 07 Nov 2018 | A plan to tackle San Francisco's homeless crisis, that became one of the Bay Area's biggest battles in the November elections, has been approved. Prop C will impose a tax on the gross receipts of companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue and use that money to expand homeless services. It will help collect $300 million a year, nearly doubling what the city now spends on homeless services.

Democrat Ned Lamont wins Connecticut governor race

Democrat Ned Lamont wins Connecticut governor race | 07 Nov 2018 | Businessman Ned Lamont (D) will be Connecticut's next governor, after his hard-charging Republican rival conceded the contest on Wednesday morning. Lamont beat out businessman Bob Stefanowski (R) in an unexpectedly close race for the right to succeed term-limited Gov. Dan Malloy (D) next year. "A few moments ago, I called Ned Lamont to concede the race for governor and congratulate him on a hard-fought victory," Stefanowski said in a statement released to The Hartford Courant shortly after 9 a.m. "I wish both Ned and the state of Connecticut success over these next four years."

DeWine governorship win solidifies GOP hold on Ohio

DeWine governorship win solidifies GOP hold on Ohio | 06 Nov 2018 | Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) is projected to be elected governor, solidifying GOP control of a state that broke sharply for President Trump in 2016. DeWine is projected to have defeated Democratic challenger Richard Cordray (D), Ohio's former attorney general, in his bid to succeed term-limited Gov. John Kasich (R). DeWine's victory is boost to Republicans seeking to turn bellwether Ohio into firm GOP territory.

First Muslim women in Congress: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

First Muslim women in Congress: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar | 06 Nov 2018 | A pair of districts in the Midwest will add Muslim women to the ranks of the US Congress for the first time, CNN has projected. Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee, will secure their respective seats in strongly Democratic districts following primary victories earlier this year that effectively decided their races. Tlaib is endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, a burgeoning left-wing group that also counts New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among its members.

Stabenow defeats James in Michigan's U.S. Senate race

Stabenow defeats James in Michigan's U.S. Senate race | 06 Nov 2018 | U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow defeated Republican challenger John James to win a fourth, six-year term in a contest in which President Donald Trump showed a personal interest in having the political newcomer win. The Associated Press projected Stabenow would win after 11:20 p.m. James, the 37-year-old Farmington Hills businessman, conceded the race to Stabenow after 11 p.m. in a speech at the headquarters of his family businesses.

Republican Hawley beats McCaskill to capture U.S. Senate seat in Missouri

Republican Hawley beats McCaskill to capture U.S. Senate seat in Missouri | 07 Nov 2018 | Political newcomer Josh Hawley has ousted Missouri's senior senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, the culmination of a hard-fought campaign he centered on control of the U.S. Senate. Hawley told a jubilant crowd in Springfield late Tuesday that McCaskill had called to concede, and that she "couldn’t have been more gracious." Hawley pledged to support farmers, work on border security, increase job and wage growth and put "pro-Constitution judges" on the bench.

Democrats retake control of House, Republicans hold Senate majority - Fox News projects

Democrats retake control of House, Republicans hold Senate majority - Fox News projects | 07 Nov 2018 | Democrats reclaimed control of the House of Representatives Tuesday night after eight years out of power, Fox News projects, dealing a major setback to President Trump's legislative agenda -- but Republicans were able to expand their narrow Senate majority and, with it, the ability to confirm crucial judicial nominees. The split decision on Capitol Hill follows one of the most intense and chaotic midterm campaign seasons in recent memory, in which President Trump barnstormed the country for GOP candidates and powerful Democrats including predecessor Barack Obama did the same for the other side. For his part, Trump was able to help prevent a total Democratic takeover in Congress.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Wins Re-Election to Second Term

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Wins Re-Election to Second Term | 06 Nov 2018 | Gov. David Ige on Tuesday won re-election to a second term after defeating Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola as the Democratic Party continued to dominate Hawaii politics. The incumbent entered the midterm election as the strong favorite. In August, he overcame a strong primary election challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa after what he called a "grueling" campaign. In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Mazie Hirono defeated Republican Ron Curtis to win a second term.

Robert Menendez Wins Senate Race in N.J., Beating Back a Challenge From Bob Hugin

Robert Menendez Wins Senate Race in N.J., Beating Back a Challenge From Bob Hugin | 06 Nov 2018 | Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was elected to a third term on Tuesday, withstanding a public backlash over his federal corruption trial and the official Senate criticism he received for misusing his office for personal gain. Mr. Menendez turned back a spirited challenge by his Republican opponent, Bob Hugin, a pharmaceutical executive who poured more than $35 million of his own wealth into his campaign...Democrats also made two key down-ballot pickups.

Donna Shalala Flips District 27 House Seat From Red to Blue

Donna Shalala Flips District 27 House Seat From Red to Blue | 06 Nov 2018 | (Coral Gables, FL) A key house race for a South Florida district has flipped from red to blue. Democrat Donna Shalala has won the election for District 27, flipping a seat that had belonged to Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen since 2013. Shalala was running against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

Democrat Joe Manchin re-elected to Senate in West Virginia

Democrat Joe Manchin re-elected to Senate in West Virginia | 06 Nov 2018 | Sen. Joe Manchin scored re-election to the Senate in West Virginia on Tuesday, defeating his Republican challenger and keeping a Democratic hold in a state President Trump won by a landslide in 2016. Manchin defeated West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in a race watched closely by political observers. Trump won the state by more than 42 percentage points two years ago.

Marsha Blackburn Prevails in Tennessee Senate Race

Marsha Blackburn Prevails in Tennessee Senate Race --Blackburn will be first woman in U.S. to represent her state in Senate | 06 Nov 2018 | Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn defeated her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen Tuesday evening in Tennessee’s Senate race, virtually ensuring her party will retain their majority in the upper chamber. The television networks declared Blackburn the winner at 9:15 p.m. She will be the first woman in U.S. to represent her state in the Senate. Blackburn’s victory came after Republicans saw a gain in Indiana, with Congressman Mike Braun defeating Democratic incumbent Mike Donnelly.

Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate race, defeating incumbent Bill Nelson

Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate race, defeating incumbent Bill Nelson | 06 Nov 2018 | Republican Rick Scott, running for Senate after two terms as Florida governor, beat Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in 2018's most expensive Senate race, boosting the GOP's odds of expanding their Senate majority. Scott used a huge amount of campaign cash -- much of it his own -- and his position as a Washington outsider to beat Nelson, a relatively popular incumbent who nevertheless failed to inspire much excitement in a campaign year when Democrats were energized in many races across the country.

GOP war veteran mocked on SNL wins Texas House seat

GOP war veteran mocked on SNL wins Texas House seat | 06 Nov 2018 | Texas GOP candidate Dan Crenshaw, who was recently mocked on SNL for a war wound, won the race for the state's 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and lieutenant commander, defeated Democrat Todd Litton. The 34-year-old Republican, who lost his right eye in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated, gained national attention in recent days after he was mocked on "Saturday Night Live." Comic [sic] Pete Davidson joked about how Crenshaw wears an eyepatch, adding that Americans "may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie. I'm sorry. I know he lost his eye in war -- or whatever," Davidson added. The comments led to swift backlash, with Crenshaw calling the remarks "dark."

Snowden issues surveillance warning to Israelis

Snowden issues surveillance warning to Israelis | 06 Nov 2018 | US whistleblower Edward Snowden urged Israelis to be on guard against heavy-handed government and private surveillance in a speech by video link Tuesday and defended his 2013 massive leak of classified documents. Snowden, 35, highlighted Israel's high-tech capabilities, but warned that accepting too much government surveillance and too easily acceding to the argument that it is needed for security reasons posed serious risks. He also spoke of the NSO Group, the Israel-based company known for its Pegasus spyware. The software has been pinpointed by independent experts as likely being used in a number of countries with poor human rights records.

Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O’Rourke

Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O’Rourke | 06 Nov 2018 | Republican Sen. Ted Cruz locked in a second term Tuesday by defeating Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, seeing off Democrats' most aggressive attempt in decades to win a statewide office in Texas. Cruz had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for O’Rourke when three networks called the race with less than a quarter of the precincts reporting.

This is why #StayInLine is trending on Twitter during the 2018 elections

This is why #StayInLine is trending on Twitter during the 2018 elections | 06 Nov 2018 | As voters went to cast their ballots for the 2018 midterm elections, they were faced with enormously long lines at polling places in Georgia, New York, Texas, Arizona and many other states. Some of the hours-long waits were attributed to malfunctioning equipment, a lack of paper ballots and glitches in voter registration. By Tuesday afternoon, the hashtag #StayInLine was trending on Twitter. Many states allow people to vote as long as they line up before their polling place closes...There was even a dedicated Twitter account to have pizza delivered.

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