Tuesday , 22 January 2019


The Note: Shutdown tests strength of gridlock in Trump’s Washington

The TAKE with MaryAlice Parks Something has to give. Right? The impasse in Washington grows more shocking by the day. No, it is not surprising that it came to this — many expected some serious fights between a Democratic congress and President Donald Trump’s White House. It is stunning though that still no one seems to know how this is …

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Judge weighs GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

A North Carolina judge was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday into declaring the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race the winner despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state capital was expected to hear lawyers for candidate Mark Harris argue that the now-disbanded elections board was supposed …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, at the fourth annual MLK Now event, which honors the legacy and birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., journalist Jemele Hill hosted a celebration that included performances by award-winning artist Common, Blackkklansman actor John David Washington and musician Samora Pinderhughes. A panel composed of activists, religious leaders and athletes, at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem, New …

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China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump‘s company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father’s administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were approved on Sunday. A fifth, covering brokerage, charitable fundraising and art valuation services, was approved on Jan.6, according to online trademark office …

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