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The Justice Department Hired the Son of a Vocal Trump Defender

The Justice Department Hired the Son of a Vocal Trump DefenderThe son of one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders has a new gig in Trump’s Justice Department. Brady Toensing—whose mother Victoria Toensing and and step-father Joe diGenova are key players in the rapidly growing Ukraine scandal—joined the DOJ in June as a senior counsel in its Office of Legal Policy. The DOJ won’t say how Brady Toensing got the job, but the entire family has close ties to Trump. In 2016, Brady Toensing served as Trump’s Vermont campaign chair. Last year, Victoria Toensing and diGenova—a husband-and-wife legal team who frequently appear on Fox News—agreed to represent Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. That arrangement quickly fell through, but the couple has since worked with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to dig up damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine and advance bogus theories about the origin of the…


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Here’s How Mitch McConnell Could Sabotage an Impeachment Trial

Here’s How Mitch McConnell Could Sabotage an Impeachment TrialAt a lunchtime gathering of Senate Republicans on Wednesday, Mitch McConnell had some news to share about impeachment: Should the House Democrats vote to impeach Donald Trump by Thanksgiving—which appears to be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s preferred though perhaps hard-to-meet schedule—the Senate could start and quickly conduct the trial of Trump and wrap it up by Christmas. That, too, might seem an overly ambitious timeline. Action in Congress rarely occurs speedily. But one X-factor in the impeachment process—which so far has received little attention—is that Senate rules afford McConnell and the Republicans plenty of opportunity to derail an impeachment trial and turn the proceedings into a sham. When House Democrats began raising the volume on impeachment talk earlier this year—especially after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which detailed various alleged obstructions of justice committed by Trump—an idea was kicked…


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What’s Harder to Explain to Kids: Sex or Extortion?

What’s Harder to Explain to Kids: Sex or Extortion?The last time a president faced impeachment proceedings, I was aware of the events that precipitated them only from the snippets I overheard from news broadcasts on my parents’ TV. From what I could gather, President Bill Clinton had done something bad, a lady named Monica Lewinsky was involved, and people were mad at both of them about it.I got some clarity on the matter one morning in my third-grade classroom, where we read and discussed that week’s edition of Time magazine’s Time for Kids. An article helpfully explained that the president was accused of having “a young girlfriend named Monica Lewinsky.” Oh, I thought. The president has a wife—he’s definitely not supposed to also have a girlfriend! So that was why people were mad.With another president potentially en route to impeachment proceedings, kids today are probably curious again about why people…


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Report finds binge drinking in Wisconsin a critical public health concern

Report finds binge drinking in Wisconsin a critical public health concernA new report says Wisconsin has the second highest binge drinking rate in the U.S. Binge drinking here costs almost $4 billion a year or about $700 per state resident. The report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Population Health Institute found that over two-thirds of the economic… Click on Headline Above to Read Story. ….. Read More.WISCONSIN REPORT – People, Places, Politics Since 2002Wed, October 16, 20192 days ago


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Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trendsHardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active early-stage hardware investors, the group today released exclusively to TechCrunch its yearly report with insights on hardware startups. The report highlighted several vital insights: hardware companies are increasingly entering the public market, and more privately-held hardware startups are exceeding a valuation of $1 billion. Of those unicorns, more than 50% are Chinese hardware companies. ….. Read More.TECHCRUNCH – General | Internet & TechnologyFri, October 18, 201911 hours ago


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FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for foodSome 41 countries, including 31 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food, with conflict and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access, according to FAO’s latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. ….. Read More.FAO.org – Ag News | Farming & AgricultureThu, September 19, 20194 weeks ago


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