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Donald Trump Blames Media for Condemning Virginia Comments

(PHOENIX) — President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity, saying, “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of […]

James Clapper questions Trump’s fitness, worries about his access to nuclear codes

Former national intelligence director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) James R. Clapper Jr., former national intelligence director, questioned President Trump’s fitness for office following his freewheeling speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night, which Clapper labeled “downright scary and disturbing.” “I really question his ability to be — his fitness to […]

Wife of ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif diagnosed with cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kulsoom Nawaz is hoping to replace her husband as a member of parliament Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The news emerged days after she flew to London for medical tests. Party officials say the illness is treatable. […]

Trump Returns to Campaign Mode — and Lashes Out

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. Trump returns to campaign mode — and lashes out WASHINGTON — Remember when we wrote that Unscripted Trump is vastly different from Teleprompter Trump? Well, as expected, Unscripted Trump spoke […]

ACT public servants warned against campaigning in same-sex marriage postal vote in uniform

ACT public servants have been warned against campaigning for or against marriage equality wearing their lanyards ahead of a postal vote next month.  ACT Public Sector Standards Commissioner Bronwen Overton-Clarke issued a directive to workers reminding them of their responsibilities under the Public Sector Management Act 1994. ACT Public Sector Standards Commissioner Bronwen Overton-Clarke said public […]

Donald Trump Rally in Phoenix Draws Big Crowds and Protests

(PHOENIX) — A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday as protesters and police clashed outside the convention center where Trump had just […]

ELECTION 2017: Homes Now campaign rallying support | Election

Community activists Bruce Cowan and Deborah Pedersen are leading a campaign to support Proposition 1, a home opportunity levy aimed at raising $1.9 million a year for seven years, starting in 2018, to help create and maintain affordable housing in Jefferson County. Since the campaign began in earnest, after Jefferson County commissioners voted unanimously July […]

Essential Politics: Trump’s Phoenix fury, and now on to Reno

It was the burning question among political observers: Would there be a noticeable shift in the tone and tenor of President Trump from Monday’s closely watched speech on Afghanistan to Tuesday’s campaign-style rally in Phoenix? Not that we couldn’t guess the answer. Of course there was. Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau […]