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Hunter Biden disputes Trump attacks of his work, wades into impeachment fight

Hunter Biden disputes Trump attacks of his work, wades into impeachment fightHunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China, after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn embroiled the White House in an impeachment inquiry. Hunter Biden, who has remained silent for months in the face of the attacks, said through his attorney that he was stepping down from the board of a Chinese company that has been the subject of criticism from Trump and his allies. “Hunter undertook these business activities independently,” his attorney George Mesires said in a statement.



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The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declaration

The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declarationSan Francisco Mayor London Breed told department heads in a Sept. 23 memo that the resolution does not direct the city to investigate ties between its contractors and the NRA. The NRA seized upon her memo Tuesday as evidence that the mayor is backing down and said the memo was a “clear concession” in response to its lawsuit over the resolution.



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The Latest: Omar disputes Netanyahu's claims about itinerary

The Latest: Omar disputes Netanyahu's claims about itineraryU.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota disputes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan didn’t ask to meet with Israeli government or opposition officials before he barred them from visiting Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank next week. Omar tweeted Friday they planned to meet with Jewish and Arab members of the Israeli parliament plus other Israeli officials.



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CNN Disputes Matt Gaetz’s Claim the Network Snubbed Him on Gun Talks

CNN Disputes Matt Gaetz’s Claim the Network Snubbed Him on Gun TalksREUTERSRep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested this week that CNN deliberately tried to silence him in the wake of several mass shootings over the weekend. But the network says Gaetz is deliberately misrepresenting the facts.The Florida Republican made the suggestion Tuesday in response to CNN noting the number of Republicans who were unwilling to appear on the network to discuss gun laws following the shootings. Gaetz, a TV-friendly regular on Fox News and other cable-news programs, responded that he was booked on Erin Burnett on Monday, but the show cancelled on him. Then, he claimed, he was also bumped by Anderson Cooper after getting booked on his primetime CNN program. “I’m ready for the discussion whenever CNN is,” he claimed.But in a statement to The Daily Beast, a CNN spokesperson pushed back on Gaetz’s claims, saying the congressman’s timeline is all out of whack. According to the spokesperson, several shows on the network had in fact declined to book Gaetz last week—before the shootings ever took place. “Wrong Congressman! Your staff pitched you a week ago for an in-studio interview based on your travel to NY. Both shows declined last week, well before the tragic events over the weekend. Those are the facts,” the spokesperson said.The absence of Republicans lawmakers appearing on non-Fox News networks in the wake of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton has been a subject of some criticism from Democrats and journalists, who believe the politicians should answer questions about the party’s continued opposition to major gun-control measures. Republican Politicians on Fox News Blame Video Games for Latest Mass ShootingsSeveral prominent news hosts like Tapper and Rachel Maddow pointed out that few Republican elected officials had been willing to appear CNN, MSNBC, and other mainstream television outlets in the wake of the shootings that left a combined 31 people dead.Some Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, did sit down for major TV interviews, but with only Fox News. In his Sunday conversation with Fox, the Republican leader blamed violent video games for the mass shootings. Meanwhile, Republican leaders have continued to ignore calls for a serious discussion about possible new gun laws—instead focusing on video games and mental illness.“We’ve always had guns. We’ve always had evil,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said during a weekend interview with Fox News. “But what’s changed where we see this rash of shooting? And I see a video game industry that teaches young people to kill.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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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U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputes

U.S., Iran send conflicting signals on their disputesTensions have risen since U.S. President Donald Trump last year abandoned the major powers’ nuclear deal with Iran under which Tehran agreed to curtail its nuclear program in return for the lifting of global sanctions crippling its economy. Washington has since reimposed draconian sanctions to throttle Iran’s oil trade in a “maximum pressure” policy to force Tehran to agree stricter limits on its nuclear capacity, curb its ballistic missile program and end support for proxy forces in a regional power struggle with U.S.-backed Gulf Arabs.



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Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim comment

Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim commentCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Capitol staffer is disputing anti-Muslim comments a lawmaker said she made in response to an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber.



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'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea

'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North KoreaPresident Trump takes to Twitter to defend his foreign policy on Iran, North Korea, and other issues.



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'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North Korea

'Naive': President Trump disputes his own intelligence chiefs on Iran, North KoreaPresident Trump takes to Twitter to defend his foreign policy on Iran, North Korea, and other issues.



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Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, CohenWASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.



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