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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Politics

Third breakdown in year for $360M US Navy combat ships

Yesterday - CNN Politics
For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems

Obama to meet Philippines President Duterte, raise human rights issues

6 hours 40 minutes ago - CNN Politics
Human rights concerns will be on the agenda when US President Barack Obama meets controversial Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time next week

McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz face primary tests

44 minutes ago - CNN Politics
Both Republican and Democratic incumbents face challenges from their respective party's insurgent wing in Tuesday primaries, as GOP Sen. John McCain and Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz battle to retain their spots in Congress

Poll: Trump Chips Away at Clinton's National Lead

45 minutes ago - MSNBC Politics
Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll by Hannah Hartig and John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos

Battle for Soul of Dems Fizzles Into Race to Face Rubio

44 minutes ago - MSNBC Politics
As voters head to the polls Tuesday, Democrats of all stripes are relieved to see the end of an awkward primary for the state's open Senate seat by Alex Seitz-Wald

City fights Trump over new D.C. hotel's tax bills

30 minutes ago - Politico
The city of Washington, D.C. is fighting Donald Trump's legal drive to cut his tax bills for the luxury hotel he's set to open in the Old Post Office Building next month.Lawyers for the city are arguing that part of the suit Trump filed in June challenging assessments related to the new hotel was brought too late and the rest was brought too soon,... by jgerstein@politico.com (Josh Gerstein)

NYT editorial: 'Ethical imperative' for Clinton to cut ties to foundation

27 minutes ago - Politico
Hillary Clinton must free herself completely of any ties between her family foundation if she is elected president, The New York Times' editorial board said in a piece published Tuesday, calling it an "ethical imperative" for the Democratic nominee."The Clinton Foundation has become a symbol of the Clintons’ laudable ambitions, but also of their... by ngass@politico.com (Nick Gass)

Ask Dr. Politics: Which potato head do you want for president?

1 hour 17 minutes ago - Politico
Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair and I am unbalanced!Q: I am feeling very depressed lately and I am wondering if you can help.A: Take this simple test. 1. I live in the United States of America. 2. I cannot afford to move to Vancouver on Nov. 9.If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have every right to feel depressed because it i... by Roger Simon

How Trump or Clinton could kill Pacific trade deal

1 hour 17 minutes ago - Politico
Donald Trump has vowed to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — and as president he’d be empowered to stop the trade agreement even if Congress passes it.Between the voluminous TPP text and the “fast-track” trade promotion authority law passed last year, there are a pair of provisions that allow the president to slow-walk or even... by Doug Palmer

George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system

1 hour 19 minutes ago - Politico
While America’s political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American justice system.The billionaire financier has cha... by sbland@politico.com (Scott Bland)

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