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Maldives: How do you launder $1.5 billion?
Al Jazeera reveals how the Maldives government "controls all the levers of state" and uses them for nefarious purposes.
3040 points by Al Jazeera English | Maldives Central bank Central banks Vice President of the United States Bank of England Fractional-reserve banking Inflation President
Putin replaces children’s rights ombudsman
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed the head of the association for the protection of family, Anna Kuznetsova, as his plenipotentiary for children’s rights, replacing lawyer Pavel Astakhov. Read Full Article at RT.com
130 points by Russia Today | Russia Rights Moscow Kremlin Penza Oblast President Penza Dmitry Medvedev Vladimir Putin
Clinton: Trump will be a ‘gift for ISIS’ if elected
Hillary Clinton charged on Thursday that ISIS is praying for a Donald Trump victory because his anti-Muslim rhetoric will help it recruit terrorists. “Please, Allah, make Trump president of America,” Clinton quoted terror leaders as saying. Speaking at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, she cited a Time magazine article by Matt Olsen, former director...
39 points by New York Post | President of the United States Westchester County New York United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Westchester County Airport President Bill Clinton
Nevada Board of Regents gets out of coach-hiring business
The state’s higher education board has given Nevada’s college presidents more authority over hiring of high-profile coaches.
63 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President Chairman Coach Management University Board of directors Chancellor Head of state
No, we didn’t ‘owe’ Iran that $1.7 billion ransom payment
Amid all the fuss over President Obama’s “ransom” payment to Iran to free US hostages, less scrutinized is the president’s justification for airlifting cash to Tehran: that we owed them the money. It deserves more attention, because the administration has failed to make its case. To review: On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that...
2820 points by New York Post | United States Barack Obama President of the United States President Democratic Party United States Senate United States Secretary of State Money
Gabon justice minister resigns over Bongo re-election
Seraphin Moundoung resigns over government's failure to organise recount as President Bongo's win touches off riots.
473 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand France Africa President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Idriss Déby Welfare state
Uzbekistan appoints PM Shavkat Mirziyoev as acting president
Ed AdamczykTASHKENT , Uzbekistan, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Shavkat Mirziyoev, Uzbekistan's prime minister, was named acting president Thursday after the death of longtime President Islam Karimov.
11 points by UPI | Vladimir Putin United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst President Uzbekistan Prime minister
U. of I. leaders could get $175K in bonuses
University of Illinois trustees are expected to approve $175,000 in performance bonuses for two of its top administrators, an amount that is part of their employment agreements but could rankle some during a time of financial uncertainty. President Timothy Killeen would receive $100,000, while...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | President University President of the United States Chancellor University of Illinois at Chicago Salary Illinois Rector
Armenia: Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian resigns
Hovik Abrahamian steps down after two years following series of protests and a sharp economic downturn.
447 points by Al Jazeera English | Presidential system Prime minister Westminster system President Cabinet Head of state United States Cabinet Poverty in the United States
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 8, 2016. Laos, Japan, Alaska
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016   In the morning, the President will attend a U.S.-ASEAN meeting. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting. Afterward, the […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Narendra Modi United States Air Force Vientiane President of the United States Convention President Prime minister Air Force One
PM Hasina inaugurates 'Rice at Tk 10 per kg' project for poor families
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated a programme to sell rice at Tk 10 per kilogram to five million poor families across Bangladesh.
280 points by | Prime minister Westminster system Cabinet Government ministers President Bangladesh Islam Poverty
Crude comments: 6 wild things Philippines president has said
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his outspoken comments and controversial governing style.         
6676 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton President Barack Obama Sentence Democratic Party United States
France's Hollande gives clearest hint at intent to run for second term
PARIS (Reuters) - France's President Francois Hollande said he would not let France's image deteriorate "over the coming months or coming years" in a speech on Thursday, his clearest indication yet that he intends to run for a second term in office next year.
14 points by Reuters | Nicolas Sarkozy Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Socialist Party President Attack News
Mexico finance secretary resigns after Trump visit
MEXICO CITY — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned, in a move observers said was linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico.
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States President North American Free Trade Agreement United States Cabinet State of Mexico Mexico Donald Trump United States Department of the Treasury
Mexico's finance secretary resigns after Trump visit
MEXICO CITY — One of President Enrique Pena Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico.
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States President North American Free Trade Agreement State of Mexico Bill Clinton United States Cabinet Mexico Mexican–American War
Mexico's treasury minister out after Trump visit
The minister had suggested the controversial meeting with Peña Nieto, Mexican media said.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Mexico City Mexico President of the United States President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz United States President Mexican–American War
Hogan trade mission to Israel packs in business deals, public speeches
Gov. Larry Hogan will lead a trade mission to Israel this month in hopes of luring cyber security and life science companies to open offices in Maryland, his administration announced Wednesday. The seven-day mission begins Sept. 19 and includes a mix of business deals, public speeches, high-profile...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Israel Benjamin Netanyahu Tel Aviv Shimon Peres Johns Hopkins University Maryland Yitzhak Rabin President
Mexico's treasury minister resigns after Trump visit with president
The minister had suggested the controversial meeting with Peña Nieto, Mexican media said.       
140 points by USA Today | President of the United States Mexico City Mexico President United States Mexican–American War President of Mexico Bill Clinton
Democrat Michael Bennet touts support from prominent GOP donors
Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced support Wednesday from more than 100 business leaders in Colorado -- including a handful of big-name Republican donors.
452 points by The Denver Post | John McCain President of the United States Colorado President United States Senate George W. Bush Michael Bennet Mike Huckabee
Analysts say Trump agenda may not be derailed by health care defeat
The fate of the health care bill does not presage the chances for the rest of his agenda.       
7350 points by USA Today | President of the United States Bill Clinton White House President Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Republican Party Dwight D. Eisenhower
Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot
No group played more of a role in sinking the legislation than the Freedom Caucus.       
3638 points by USA Today | United States Congress President of the United States President Vice President of the United States Stanley Mitchell hut Speaker Democratic Party United States Capitol
World briefs: Hundreds of migrants feared dead
The bodies of five people were found near two capsized dinghies off the coast of Libya on Thursday, and the aid organization that recovered the bodies said it feared that more than 200 migrants may have drowned.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Egypt Cyprus Federal government of the United States Terrorism Donald Trump Iraqi insurgency Europe President
Deal or no deal: Trump ready to cast blame
President Donald Trump likes winning.
-1 points by CNN | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton United States Congress United States House of Representatives Thomas Jefferson Speaker of the United States House of Representatives President
Trump breaks these 3 rules about how U.S. presidents relate to the military
And in Yemen, a soldier died and three were wounded.
37 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Commander-in-chief Military President United States armed forces Battle Civilian control of the military Military base
Why members of Congress aren't very worried about Trump taking them out
Big talk from an unpopular president who barely won his own election.
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Voting Election Elections Voting system White House Bill Clinton President
Trump on pending health care vote: 'We'll see what happens'
President Trump responded to questions about pending GOP health care legislation on March 24, saying, “We'll see what happens,” adding that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) should retain his post even if the bill fails.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress Health care Barack Obama Speaker Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives George W. Bush President
Dem leaders vow to work harder, sharpen message
Democrats at the Macomb County “turnaround tour” event tell leaders that traditional party voters were taken for granted        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Democratic Party Barack Obama President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Republican Party President
French elections: Hollande rejects claim he orchestrated media leaks to derail Fillon’s campaign
French President Francois Hollande has rebuked accusations by conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, who accused him of ordering leaks of compromising materials about Fillon’s wife getting a “fictitious” job as a parliamentary aide. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Vladimir Putin President of the United States Nicolas Sarkozy National Front Dmitry Medvedev President Allegation 1954 births
Editorial: ‘This outrage isn’t about partisanship’
A teacher stands before a class of 24 students and announces that the 240-year-old school mascot has been stolen.Evidence suggests that the senior class president from a rival school is behind the theft, but a dozen of the students angrily reject the storyline. They don’t know much about the other...
1 points by Concord Monitor | George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party John Kerry Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain President Republican Party
Did Rep. Devin Nunes just ruin his committee's ability to investigate Trump?
To the editor: How deliciously ironic that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) exploits, or even worse instigates, the very intelligence leaks he and his Republican cohorts repeatedly have decried during the current hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Central Intelligence Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation President United States Intelligence Community United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence President of the United States Word Intelligence agency
Fact check: Still no evidence, Mr. President
There is still no evidence to support Trump’s tweets accusing Obama of illegally “tapping my phones in October” during the “very sacred election process.”         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Central Intelligence Agency President of the United States John F. Kennedy assassination Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Intelligence Intelligence agency President
Hearings' contrasts: Senators friendly to ag nominee, grill SEC choice
Conformation hearings for two of President Donald Trump's nominees -- "Sonny" Purdue for agriculture and Jay Clayton for SEC -- had contrasting tones Thursday.
2 points by UPI | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission President Goldman Sachs President of the United States Christopher Cox Candidate United Press International Robert Zoellick
Rep. Anthony Brown attends meeting with Trump and Black Caucus
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus -- including Maryland Rep. Anthony G. Brown -- said they were encouraged by a long-awaited meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and suggested there may be room for agreement on issues like infrastructure. The lawmakers, led by Louisiana Democrat...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Congressional Black Caucus Democratic Party Barack Obama Elijah Cummings President of the United States President Donald Trump John Conyers
Mark Galeotti: Trump's WH looking a lot like Putin's Kremlin
Critical media voices denounced as "enemies of the people."
-1 points by CNN | Russia Prime minister Policy Minister National security President Foreign policy Moscow
Tim Naftali: Being Trump, a president living in his own fantasy world
Thanks to the energy of Time magazine's Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer and the self-absorption of our President, someone opened the portal into Donald J. Trump's brain -- like in the movie "Being John Malkovich" -- in the form of what for the want of a better description is a stream of consciousness interview with the 45th President of these United States.
-1 points by CNN | President of the United States Angela Merkel Donald Trump President Ursula von der Leyen John F. Kennedy assassination The Apprentice Woodrow Wilson
Senate committee asks White House and others to retain records related to Russia probe
White House denies that campaign colluded with Russia Feb. 19, 2017, 1:07 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says he knows of no contact between campaign and Russia Trump returns to campaign mode with rally Trump says he wants...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement agency President of the United States Bill Clinton Washington D.C. White House President
Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuity in presidential race
Outcome could alter whether WikiLeaks' Julian Assange can stay at London's Ecuador embassy.       
103 points by USA Today | Ecuador Rafael Correa Voting International Monetary Fund Quito President of the United States Lenín Moreno President
Trump steps up security aide search, focuses on health care
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray.His chief of staff used appearances on the Sunday news shows to echo his boss' complaints about media coverage of the White House and cited what he said were multiple accomplishments in the first few weeks of the Trump presidency.
-2 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton Health care President
Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States President Donald Trump Franklin D. Roosevelt John F. Kennedy assassination George Washington Theodore Roosevelt Ivana Trump
The media doesn’t call the shots — Trump does
The media smart set fixates on creating a narrative that explains the big picture of events and offers gripping examples. In that spirit, then, here’s a narrative to help them understand President Trump’s recent burst of activity: He’s serving notice that he, and not the media, sets the nation’s agenda. And that when journalists behave...
5579 points by New York Post | President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party United States Illinois Bill Clinton President George W. Bush
McCain slams Trump over continued media attacks
Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press."
42483 points by CNN | President of the United States John McCain United States House of Representatives NBC News Democratic Party Republican Party President Want
Stephen Miller called U.S. Attorney about travel ban defense
In the chaotic hours after President Trump signed on a Friday afternoon the sloppily written executive order meant to fulfill
334 points by Daily News | President of the United States White House Federal government of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Judge United States United States Congress President
Perez and Ellison pick up more labor endorsements in DNC race

19 points by The Washington Post | Democratic National Committee Democratic Party President of the United States Trade union President International Longshore and Warehouse Union United States Problem solving
For $200,000, a chance to whisper in Trump’s ear
Virtually overnight, Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s members-only Palm Beach, Fla., club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of U.S. government, a winter White House where Mr. Trump has entertained a foreign head of state, health care industry executives and other presidential guests.
6 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | President of the United States United States Federal government of the United States President Donald Trump United States Congress Washington D.C. Palm Beach Florida
CPAC invites Milo Yiannopoulos, promising 'tough questions'
The chairman of the American Conservative Union, the conference's sponsor, said that the invitation would "be accompanied by controversy."
22 points by The Washington Post | Conservatism in the United States President Conservative Political Action Conference Political correctness Real Time with Bill Maher President of the United States Donald Trump The View
“Life is a campaign”: After a difficult first month, Trump returns to his comfort zone
As President Donald Trump descended the stairs from Air Force One on Saturday evening, with a patriotic country song playing and thousands cheering, the 2020 election season officially began.
8 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton Democratic Party George W. Bush President Illinois
After one month in the White House, Trump returns to the campaign trail for a dose of adoration
"I’m here because I want to be among my friends and among the people,” the president said.
10 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States President United States Air Force One Thomas Jefferson White House Donald Trump
Make America laugh again: Hilarious #TinyTrumps meme trends online (PHOTOS)
President Donald Trump’s preoccupation with size, whether it’s his hands or otherwise, has inspired what could be the funniest Trump meme yet. ‘Tiny Trumps’ have been replacing the original in hundreds of images across the web. Read Full Article at RT.com
4411 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Vladimir Putin George W. Bush Barack Obama Democratic Party Head of state President Ronald Reagan
‘Make America great again’ & other Trump pledges after 30 days as US President
When he was running for office, President Donald Trump promised to “make America great again.” Now that he’s been in the White House for a month, he’s taken action to execute some of those plans outlined on his campaign trail. Read Full Article at RT.com
760 points by Russia Today | President of the United States NATO White House Press Secretary United States White House Bureaucracy President George W. Bush
In campaign rally, Trump attacks media, immigration decision
Eric DuVallFeb. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump returned to his role as a fiery campaigner before a raucous crowd in Florida, railing against the media for reporting "fake news."
48 points by UPI | President of the United States Press secretary Chief Cabinet Secretary President Donald Trump United States Secret Service Federal government of the United States United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit