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As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

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Catalan leader's letter doesn't clarify independence status

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country's prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

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Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture.

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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case Monday

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage.

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As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

Categories: Misc

Catalan leader's letter doesn't clarify independence status

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country's prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

Categories: Misc

Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture.

Categories: Misc

Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case Monday

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage.

Categories: Misc

As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

Categories: Misc

Iraqi forces drive Kurds from disputed areas near Kirkuk

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk, as fighting erupted just outside the disputed northern city.

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In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church he'd attended his whole life.

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Apple Maps public transit directions now available for Ireland

iDownloadBlog - 15 hours 3 min ago

Apple customers in Ireland can now take advantage of live public transit directions in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.... Read the rest of this post here

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1508156587

AGR Manet - 15 hours 16 min ago
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Republicans fear Trump will hand Democrats the House—and the chance to impeach—in 2018

Daily Kos - 15 hours 16 min ago

Republicans are getting nervous that they could lose control of the House in 2018, giving Democrats subpoena power to use in really truly investigating Donald Trump and his administration. That in turn, Republicans fear, could lead to impeachment. And because we’re talking about Donald Trump here, many members of his party are concerned he doesn’t understand how much danger he could be in or how much worse he’s making things for himself by focusing on fights with members of his own party over passing legislation.

Alex Conant, a partner at GOP public affairs firm Firehouse Strategies, said Trump should focus on protecting his own party.

"The number one thing Trump should be doing to save his presidency is helping congressional Republicans maintain their majorities," Conant said. "Instead he's allowing his allies like Steve Bannon to really undermine Republican reelection campaigns. It's just reckless and politically naive considering how devastating it would be to his presidency." [...]

"If we lose the House, he could get impeached. Do you think he understands that?" one top GOP donor recalled an exasperated Republican senator saying privately.

Trump, reckless? Trump, not understanding the potential fallout from his actions? Surely not! According to the White House director of legislative affairs, Trump is “keenly aware” that Democrats taking control of the House would be a problem for him, but Republican observers aren’t so sure:

"Nobody over there is interested in delivering really bad news to the President on a consistent basis," the GOP operative said, particularly when it comes to the potential for impeachment proceedings. "Like, 'hey, this could be a real thing. You shouldn't be so dismissive about it, because Chuck (Schumer) and Nancy (Pelosi) aren't your friends.'"

The thing is, there’s good reason to believe that a Trump who knew he risked impeachment would behave in exactly the same ways as a Trump who believed he was invulnerable. The man does not seem to have a whole lot of impulse control when it comes to lashing out at people. And, having defied the advice of so many political professionals in getting his popular-vote-losing ass into the White House, Trump may well continue to believe that he knows best and that one of the things he knows best is that fighting with his Republican allies makes him stronger. So would it make a big difference if top aides were sitting Trump down every day and lecturing him about the dangers of continuing on his current path? Not necessarily. And he’s got a year to keep making things worse for his party’s House chances.

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Categories: Politics

Apple Park drone tour shows an outdoor spot for basketball and tennis courts

iDownloadBlog - 15 hours 16 min ago

Monday, videographer and drone pilot Matthew Roberts published on his YouTube channel a brand new drone flyover of Apple Park in crisp 4K resolution, providing an interesting glimpse into construction work on the new outdoor basketball and tennis courts at the campus.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple Maps now offers public transit directions for Ireland

9to5Mac - 15 hours 24 min ago

In the latest update to Apple Maps, public transit directions have been added for Ireland. Steve Troughton-Smith wryly commented that the update had arrived just in time for the weather to shut down public transport in the country …

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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

Daily Kos - 15 hours 32 min ago

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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…

Monday Morning Myths

The Affordable Care Act was rammed through Congress in a frantic rush without any input from Republicans. (Except it wasn’t.)

Americans pay more in taxes than any country in the world, the rich won’t benefit most from the Republican tax plan, and those tax cuts will pay for themselves. (No, No, and No.)

Trump is coming to the rescue of Puerto Rico with the same compassion and commitment as he did Texas and Florida. (Disastrously wrong.)

There’s no credible evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 election in his favor. (Nyet.)

The NFL players taking a knee are un-patriotically protesting the flag and the national anthem. (Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early bullshit?)

Network news operations have FCC broadcasting licenses that can be revoked. (This just in: NO!)

Some Nazis are “very fine people.” (Do I really need a link to refute this?)

The Affordable Care Act is a "job killer." (Wrong again.)

Free birth control has no effect on lowering the abortion rate. (Except it does---bigly.)

Donald Trump is fit to be president. (Not according to nearly 60% of Americans.)

Trump is "the most faith-centric president in our lifetime." (God, no!!!)

But nice try, gaslighters.

Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold...[Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

Categories: Politics

Foxconn has begun shipping first batch of iPhone X units

iDownloadBlog - 15 hours 34 min ago

Apple’s favorite contract manufacturer Foxconn has started shipping the first batch of iPhone X units from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.... Read the rest of this post here

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