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Rep. Eric Swalwell Says President Trump’s Nationalist Boast Has Racist Implications

Congressman Eric Swalwell Trump’s ‘Nationalist’ Boast Reeks of Hitler 10/23/2018 3:47 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE President Trump was dead-on when he said calling himself a “nationalist” is old-fashioned, but the old era he’s referring to is called Nazi Germany … according to Congressman Eric Swalwell. Rep. Swalwell was on TMZ Live talking about Trump bragging he’s a proud nationalist, who doesn’t so much care about the rest of the world. Swalwell says that kind of rhetoric is best left in the past … just like Nazism and slavery.   [embedded content] The Congressman says POTUS needs to understand there’s a clear difference between patriotism and nationalism — namely, that one is rooted in believing there are superior cultures.  E...

Mitch McConnell Says ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated’ After Restaurant Confrontation

Senator Mitch McConnell ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated’ … After Restaurant Confrontation 10/23/2018 3:51 PM PDT Breaking News Senator Mitch McConnell says he will not be intimidated from the “far left” mob … this is his reaction to the angry confrontation at a Louisville restaurant over the weekend. The Senate Majority Leader is reacting to the video TMZ posted Saturday … where an irate man pounded his fists on the table where McConnell and his wife were eating dinner. As we reported, before the video was shot, the man grabbed their doggie bag and hurled the food out the door. McConnell says it clear as day … “I will not be intimidated.” He goes on to decry a spreading mob mentality that he says is prevalent among the far left, but in...

Trump officials bypass appeals to get issues before conservative SCOTUS

© Susan Walsh/AP Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a speech that a robust response to activist judges is necessary to deter “encroachment” on the president’s power. To a far greater degree than its predecessors, the Trump administration has sought to bypass adverse lower-court rulings on some of its signature issues by seeking extraordinary relief from a refortified conservative Supreme Court. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco have repeatedly gone outside the usual appellate process to get issues such as the travel ban, immigration and greater authority for top officials before the justices. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post They were rewarded Monday night when the court, in an unsigned opini...

What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Voters Like These

YARDLEY, Pa. — Sitting at her pumpkin-decorated dining room table, Kristen Donnelly ticked off her top political concerns: pay equity for women, gun control and anti-immigrant sentiment. (Her husband of five years has a green card.) As for the president? “I would never vote for Trump,” Ms. Donnelly declared. An independent, and co-chair of the local chamber’s Women in Business committee, Ms. Donnelly, 35, is the kind of educated, affluent suburban woman whom Democrats are counting on to fuel a “blue wave” in November’s elections and sweep away the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter Except that Ms. Donnelly plans to vote for Brian Fitzpatrick, the Republican congressman who represents Pennsylvania’s closely contested first distri...

Red Sox vs. Dodgers: A World Series clash with historic possibilities

8:20 AM ET BOSTON — The 114th World Series is upon us, and if you can stick your personal team proclivities in the vault for a moment, you have to admit that the Red Sox-Dodgers pairing has all the ingredients of a great matchup. For your consideration: Despite all the talk of how these markets have never clashed in the Fall Classic, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox did play each other in front of the biggest audience ever to witness a baseball game. That happened on March 29, 2008, and as you might guess from that date, it was an exhibition. But what an exhibition. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles, they played Boston at the Los Angeles Coliseum. There were 115,300 fans on hand. From the first pitch of every series to the last ou...

Six children dead in virus outbreak at US health centre

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The outbreak occurred at the Wanaque Center A viral outbreak at a New Jersey long-term medical care centre has killed six children and left a dozen more infected. State officials confirmed a total of 18 cases of adenovirus among paediatric patients at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Tuesday. Adenoviruses typically cause “mild illness” but the children affected are “medically fragile”, officials say. The state investigation is ongoing. The centre is now closed to new patients. The children involved have “severely compromised immune systems” rendering them more susceptible to the virus, the health department said. “The combination of a worse strain of adenovirus together with a fragile po...

Trump calls Khashoggi murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US President criticises Saudi Arabia’s handling of Jamal Khashoggi’s death US President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “the worst cover-up ever”. He added that whoever organised the plot “should be in big trouble”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterwards, that the US “will punish those responsible” and is revoking visas of 21 identified suspects. The US has faced pressure to toughen its stance on Saudi Arabia, a key ally. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr Trump said: “They had a very bad original concept, it was carried out poorly and the cover up was the worst in the history of cove...

Sushi or shellfish? Congressmen place bets on the World Series

Will it be sushi or shellfish? That’s the friendly bet Democratic Reps. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts and Adam Schiff of California have placed on the outcome of the World Series as the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to face-off in Game 1 Tuesday night at Boston’s Fenway Park. Kennedy represents the area surrounding Fenway Park, while Schiff represents the area bordering Dodger Stadium. “It’s been 30 years since the Dodgers won the series, which may not seem like that long to Sox fans, but as a point of reference, it’s almost as long as Joe has been alive,” Schiff joked in a joint statement with Kennedy. The winner of the bet, along with staff from the winner’s office, will be treated to a seafood dinner from the loser’s state: sushi from California or shellf...

Prosecutors want to use movie against Durst in murder trial

Robert Durst speaks during his arraignment on capital murder charges in the death of Susan Berman, in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016. © Kevork Djansezian/Reuters Robert Durst may be brought down by one of his favorite celebrities, because the D.A. in his murder case wants to use the fictional movie as a real-life admission from the disgraced real estate heir. The Los Angeles County D.A. just filed a motion in Durst’s case, obtained by The Blast, requesting that Durst’s character in the 2010 Ryan Gosling movie, “All Good Things” serve as an “adoptive admission” into the disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathie. The D.A. says, “‘All Good Things,’ although a ‘fictional’ movie, was specifically based and marketed as the story of the disappearance and death of Robert Durst’s wife, the subsequen...

Army Vet Arrested For Threatening to Kill Uber Driver

© Colorado Springs Police Department Twitter Sean Scappaticci, 29, was arrested after he said he Authorities said an Uber driver was “fearing for his life” when a passenger threatened to kill him on Friday. The Colorado Springs Department said the driver, who was a male in his mid-20’s and of Middle Eastern descent, said he was giving his passenger, Scappaticci, 29, a ride home when Scappaticci began threatening to kill the Uber driver because he “hated all brown people.” Scappaticci allegedly told the Uber driver that he was a former Army Ranger and had killed many families overseas, according to police. The driver stopped his car and ran from away his vehicle, according to police. Scappaticci began to chase him and said he was going to beat him up, according to police. When officers arri...