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Les Moonves, the top CBS executive, was recently forced to resign after a dozen women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and assault. A bombshell New York Times piece published last month detailed the lengths Moonves went to to try and silence actress Bobbie Phillips, who he allegedly assaulted in his office in 1995. Last week, news broke that Moonves was personally involved in CBS’s $9.5 million settlement with actress Eliza Dushku who complained about being sexually...

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Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order creating a “Space Command,” a new sub-organization within the Pentagon that will oversee military space operations. “I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United States Space Command as a functional Unified Combatant Command,” said the president’s memo to the Department of Defense. Space Command is expected to develop “tactics, techniques and procedures” to allow the military to protect the United States from invasion...

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Tom Cotton, the ambitious senator from Arkansas, has developed somewhat of a streak of opposing legislation President Trump supports, using his power to block a border tax plan Paul Ryan was pushing, as well as early iterations of Obamacare repeal. His latest target is a criminal justice reform bill that the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been personally working on. The bill eases some sentencing guidelines for federal crimes and supports anti-recidivism programs. Cotton opposes...

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It hasn’t been a good week for Team Trump. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, has been sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud and lying to federal officials about the president’s pay-offs to women and his business connections to Russia. Cohen’s prison time is the worst punishment Trump associates have received to date, but Cohen may have gotten off easy. Federal prosecutors wanted four years or more. In addition to the time he...

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In Michael Cohen’s sentencing memo submitted last Friday by the United States District Court Southern District of New York (SDNY), federal prosecutors say that Cohen acted, “in coordination with and at the direction of” then-candidate Donald Trump when he paid off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to stay quiet in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign. Friday’s news technically implicates President Trump in two felonies, the two payoffs to Daniels and McDougal shielded voters from information...

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Outgoing Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker is hard at work pushing for a Senate vote to rebuke President Trump and formally condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Sen. Corker has been firm in his stance on the Saudi Arabian killing of journalist Jamal Khashooghi. Other Republican Senators, like Lindsey Graham, have joined his call for action. And for the Senators who haven’t shown interest in...

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Detroit-based automaker General Motors announced Monday that it will close five North American facilities, including plants in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. The company is also announced a 15 percent cut to staff. In total, about 8,000 salaried employees and 6,000 hourly employees in will either lose their jobs or be reassigned to other GM plants. The devastating news for the industrial Midwest comes two years into President Trump’s first term. The president pledged to bring...

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A group of high-profile conservatives calling themselves Republicans for the Rule of Law is running a 30-second spot in the Washington D.C. market to criticize Whitaker, Huffpost reported. Trump appointed Whitaker to the AG spot after forcing out Jeff Sessions, who had been in the job for nearly two years. The Republicans for the Rule of Law ad calls on Whitaker to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation into Russian collusion because he’s stated in the...

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A group of iPhone users argue that Apple’s stranglehold over what apps can appear in its App Store limits their freedom to use their phones as they wish. They’re about to get their day in court. The Supreme Court will hear the antitrust matter on Monday, in a case that could have big implications for the company. Right now, Apple approves and publishes every app that appears in its App Store. Users who want to...

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More developments in the Jamal Khashooghi case. The Saudi Arabian regime continues to shield the powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, from responsibility for the murder of Khashooghi. The Saudi journalist, who was living and working in the United States, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, never to be seen again. The public prosecutor of Iran is now spinning a new story, saying that a team had been sent to retrieve...