Obama’s Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the agreement hasn’t been released. Some final details may or may not remain up in the air, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative can’t say when they’ll be available. The agency has, however, released a ...

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Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump, And Herself, On ‘SNL’


Hillary Clinton appeared on “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, and used it as an opportunity to mock Donald Trump and to make fun of her own reticence on issues like marriage equality and the Keystone XL pipeline. In a standard “SNL” setup, the show’s fake Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon, came face to face with the real thing. The former ...

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Chris Christie Raps Donald Trump As ‘Painfully Naive’ About Syria


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called Donald Trump’s position on Syria “painfully naive” on Sunday, slamming him for welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in that country. Christie suggested on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump’s apparent support for Russian airstrikes amounted to “agreeing with Barack Obama.” “Only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could mess up this foreign policy that badly,” ...

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A Conundrum for Jeb Bush: How to Use George W.


GREENVILLE, S.C. — With Jeb Bushstruggling to connect with some Republican activists, his campaign has begun exploring whether to bring in the person it thinks may be best equipped to give him a boost with skeptical conservatives: his brotherGeorge W. Bush. The 43rd president is a very popular figure among Republican voters and could deliver a needed jolt to his ...

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Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says

Wounds on a Talibe student's knees as conditions at his local school, called a Daaras, are not sanitary, creating a health risk to him and other students, in Guediawaye, a suburb on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, Monday, April 20, 2015.Human Rights Watch and a coalition of 40 organizations in Senegal are calling on the government and police to enforce laws adopted nearly a decade ago that prohibit forcing children to beg. The groups issued a report Monday that said more than 30,000 Muslim boys who are sent to Quranic schools in Dakar region are exploited by teachers and forced to beg for food and money. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)

Less than 10 percent of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015, the World Bank forecast on Sunday. The Washington-based institution’s latest projections expect the number of people who survive on $1.90 a day to drop from 12.8 percent of the human population in 2012 to 9.6 percent this year. That means 702 million people ...

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EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count


The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Mom of Oregon mass killer stockpiled firearms out of fear of stricter gun laws, took son to shooting range


The mother of the Oregon mass murderer stockpiled firearms because she feared stricter gun laws — and shopped around for a shooting range that would let her and her son fire away without supervision, the Daily News has learned. Laurel Harper, a nurse who shared an apartment with her son Chris Harper Mercer, spoke openly about her love of guns, ...

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Mass. high school students suspended over racist texts mocking black class president


Six Massachusetts high school students were suspended after they allegedly sent racist text messages in a group chat mocking their newly elected black senior class president. The Lowell High School students used the N-word, referred to lynching and joked about rallying to “rule out blacks” to make their school “great again” in their conversation after 18-year-old Anye Nkimbeng was voted ...

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Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Gun Control


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) doubled down on his support for tighter gun control legislation on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.  “The president is right. Condolences are not enough,” Sanders said in an interview withMSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday. “We’ve got to do something … We need sensible gun control legislation.” Sanders, a Democratic ...

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