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Trump must consider attack on Iran after drone strikes on Saudi Arabia, Lindsey Graham urges

Trump must consider attack on Iran after drone strikes on Saudi Arabia, Lindsey Graham urgesA key ally of Donald Trump has urged the US to consider attacking Iran in response to the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.Republican senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent foreign policy hawk, suggested that hitting the country’s own refineries would “break the regime’s back”.



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A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.

A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.As our food supply faces more stress, behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund said, humans might consider eating corpses.



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Democrats' Medicare for All must consider union-won plans: AFL-CIO

Democrats' Medicare for All must consider union-won plans: AFL-CIODemocratic White House hopefuls should ensure their Medicare for All proposals honor union-negotiated private insurance, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions, said on Thursday. How to best extend health coverage to millions of uninsured or under-insured Americans has been one of the early issues defining the Democratic nominating contest to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November 2020. “You can’t ask the American worker, who sacrificed wages and everything, to simply say: ‘Okay, I’ll accept this plan here,’” Trumka added, noting that some union plans likely provide more benefits than Medicare.



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Scaramucci breaks with Trump and tells Republicans to consider 2020 change

Scaramucci breaks with Trump and tells Republicans to consider 2020 change* Former PR chief says he no longer actively supports Trump * Says of Trump: ‘He’s sounding more and more nonsensical’Anthony Scaramucci said on Monday: ‘The guy’s dissembling a little bit, and he’s sounding more and more nonsensical.’ Photograph: Pablo Martínez Monsiváis/APAnthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, has lashed out at Donald Trump, suggesting the president will one day “turn” on those he claims to be fighting for and that he may need to be replaced at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020.On Monday, Scaramucci was asked by CNN whether he was “no longer an active supporter of President Trump and his re-election bid?”Scaramucci replied: “I think that’s pretty obvious from over the weekend.”Asked if he was calling for a change to the Republican nomination for president, Scaramucci said: “Well, I’m calling for it to be considered, yes.”Scaramucci introduced that theme on Sunday, telling Axios: “We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process.”He went on: “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020. We can’t afford a full nuclear contamination site post-2020.”Trump attacked Scaramucci in a series of tweets at the weekend, in which he said his fellow New Yorker had been “totally incapable of handling” his position in the White House and accused him of knowing “very little about me”.> We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down> > Anthony ScaramucciTrump said: “Anthony Scaramucci, who was quickly terminated (11 days) from a position that he was totally incapable of handling, now seems to do nothing but television as the all-time expert on ‘President Trump’.He said: “Like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me. Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!”Trump appeared to have been triggered by an appearance by Scaramucci on MSNBC in which he described Trump’s efforts to console victims of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton as a “catastrophe”.Trump, who is at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, did not immediately respond on Monday. According to Bloomberg News, press secretary Stephanie Grisham was referring to Scaramucci when she said: “This is all so self-serving on his part and the media plays right into it. It’s embarrassing to watch.”Scaramucci was briefly employed in the Trump White House in July 2017, resigning after an at times obscene phone call with a New Yorker writer he said he thought was off the record was made public. He remained supportive and in October 2018 released a book, Trump: The Blue-Collar President.In January this year, Scaramucci expressed support for the president, saying he probably would vote for Trump again. But that door has now closed.Scaramucci tweeted on Sunday: “For the last three years I have fully supported this president. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t pass the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country.”Scaramucci also appeared to want to make amends for supporting Trump. He tweeted: “To those asking, ‘What took so long?’ You’re right. I tried to see [the] best in [Donald Trump] based on private interactions and select policy alignment. But his increasingly divisive rhetoric – and damage it’s doing to fabric of our society – outweighs any short-term economic gain.”In his comments to CNN on Monday, Scaramucci said Trump’s sounded “more and more nonsensical”.He said: “The guy’s dissembling a little bit, and he’s sounding more and more nonsensical. We’re sort of anesthetized to it, and people inside of Washington are, ‘Oh yeah, that’s just President Trump, just let him act like that.’ But you’re fracturing the institutions and all of the things that the country stands for, so that’s not worth the economic policies.”



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Republican strategist to his party: Consider some gun laws and condemn white nationalism

Republican strategist to his party: Consider some gun laws and condemn white nationalismCongress probably can't stop mass shootings, but some gun laws make sense and would show Americans that both parties take this problem seriously.



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Iran could consider talks with U.S. only if sanctions lifted, Khamenei permits: minister

Iran could consider talks with U.S. only if sanctions lifted, Khamenei permits: ministerIran’s intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran’s top authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gave his approval, state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday. “Holding talks with America can be reviewed by Iran only If (U.S. President Donald) Trump lifts the sanctions and our supreme leader gives permission to hold such talks,” Mahmoud Alavi said late on Wednesday.



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Kamala Harris Uses Her Story to Force Dems to Really Consider Race

Kamala Harris Uses Her Story to Force Dems to Really Consider RaceIt took a while to get there, but as anticipated, former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on race led to one of the most heated moments of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate.Sen. Kamala Harris, who demonstrated her fierce prosecutorial acumen throughout the night, came at Biden for his “hurtful” comments about his friendly relations with segregationist senators in the 1970s, and then deftly pivoted to Biden’s own opposition to busing during that era, revealing that she was one of the young African-Americans who benefited from that desegregation program.Kamala Harris Hammers Biden for His Past Work With RacistsTrue to form, Biden reasserted his personal history on civil rights — ignoring the fact that Harris opened her attack by conceding that he is not a racist — and refused to apologize for his remarks about how “we got things done” with segregationists Democrats in the 1970s  or renounce his now politically untenable old position on busing.He condescendingly told Harris that it was her local City Council’s fault that she had to participate in busing in the first place, but his answer betrayed no empathy or compassion, just a stern defense of his own controversial record. When it comes to Biden’s long record in the Senate, he has failed to acknowledge how the compromises he is so proud of having forged frequently resulted in bad policy — ones whose impact often disproportionately landed on the backs of African-Americans. As Harris said of Biden’s old political allies in a post-debate interview, again stressing that she did not see Biden himself as a racist: “The consequences of their actions were very real, and on the shoulders of a history in our country of — really a very bad awful dark dangerous and lethal time.”This is not a problem singularly for Biden. The Democratic Party has been disappointing black voters for decades—and they may not be able to afford to come up short for them again.In a debate full of interruptions, forced talking points and uncomfortable exchanges, it may have been the discussion of racial matters that knocked a few of the top tier candidates off their game.Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who was smoother than many of the more seasoned politicians on stage for the most part, didn’t navigate a question well about the racial tensions back home in South Bend, Indiana where a police shooting has resurrected past complaints about his sensitivity on race.Buttigieg, who has struggled to connect with black voters, at first seemed to take total responsibility for his local department’s lack of diversity (just 6 percent black, even though South Bend is about 26 percent black), but he also absolved himself of making a judgment call, since an investigation was still ongoing.Rep. Eric Swalwell, who spent most of the night trying to remind viewers how young he was, goaded the mayor by saying he should “fire the police chief,” by the end of the exchange Buttigieg could only shoot Swalwell an exasperated stare.Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose own struggles with winning over African-Americans are well-documented, also failed to seriously address a question about a previous comment he’d made which seemed to dismiss the significance of representation of women and minorities in the race.Meanwhile, Sen. Harris was able to steal focus repeatedly, and in this case she pulled rank on race as the often overpowered MSNBC moderators had to helplessly seed the floor to her. These exchanges laid bare the challenge before the Democratic contenders, who fate in the primaries and eventually the general election will have a lot to do with how much they can inspire and appeal to voters of color.There was plenty of talk about systematic racism, voting rights and even reparations, but there was only one person on stage who consistently was able to weave an accessible narrative around these issues.Harris spoke about race in very personal terms — pointing out that there isn’t a single black man she knew who hadn’t experienced some form of racial profiling. And she talked about being told by a white neighbor as a child that they could no longer play together because she was black.It was a different side of the senator than the no-nonsense Senate committee questioner that those who are casually familiar with her might have previously seen. And her performance tonight should earn her a second look or first look from Democratic voters.Arguably the greatest hinderance to her candidacy to date, may be the perception that a black woman may be deemed less electable than established white politicians like Sanders or Biden, but the rapturous applause that greeted her reference to the president and “her hand,” suggests that previously held perceptions of electability can and should be thrown out the window.Tonight, the most coherent compelling candidate onstage was a black woman and a distant second was a gay man. Electability is the eye of the beholder. And when Biden’s camp released a statement saying that the debate was “exactly what Trump wants,” it failed to see that this kind of reckoning on representation is actually exactly what Democratic voters want..Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time interview

Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time interviewU.S. President Donald Trump would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but left open the question if it involved protecting oil supplies, he told Time magazine in an interview published on Tuesday. Striking a different tone than some Republican lawmakers who have urged a military response, Trump told Time the impact of the recent attacks on Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had been “very minor” so far. The United States has blamed Iran for the tanker attacks, citing as evidence a series of images showing an Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps boat removing an unexploded limpet mine from the hull of the Japanese oil tanker attacked on June 13.



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Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President

Jamie Dimon Says He Didn't Seriously Consider Running for President“I tell people, I thought that I should think about it,” Dimon said Thursday, drawing laughs from the audience at a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York. CNBC reported earlier in the day that Dimon spent much of 2018 mulling a possible run for president.



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The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternativesLONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):



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