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Joe Biden laments lack of personal connection in politics as he pledges to respect space

Joe Biden laments lack of personal connection in politics as he pledges to respect spaceFacing allegations by several women of unwanted touching, former vice president Joe Biden is bemoaning the lack of personal connections in politics.



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FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog SaysPotentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft



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Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney says

Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney saysJared Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official Trump administration matters with foreign leaders – a violation of a laws governing White House records – a congressional committee has been told. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House of Representative’s oversight committee, said the lawyer of the president’s son-in-law.



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AOC Suggests the Media Unfairly Target Her Personal Life

AOC Suggests the Media Unfairly Target Her Personal LifeRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a tweet suggesting that the media unfairly target her family and love life in their reporting — and I can’t stop laughing.Here’s the tweet:> You know, when I got to DC I was told that it’s considered “off-limits” to report on a member’s family, love life, etc.> > Unsure why that consideration is suspended for me.> > (Also for those who ask how I learned to handle pressure,try being the only daughter in a Latino household) t.co/M2lgHITz1B> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019First of all, the article she is referencing about her mom’s view of her relationship includes an interview with her mom. So, if she didn’t want the media reporting on her family life, maybe she should tell her family to stop talking to the media. Seems a little simpler than having to put all that effort into playing the victim, right?Second of all, she’s wrong. She’s not the only one — far from it. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I saw this tweet was “Okay, then why do I know that the president loves Diet Coke more than he loves condoms?” I mean, seriously. The media doesn’t just also sometimes report on President Trump’s personal life; it is actually completely obsessed with President Trump’s personal life!Don’t believe me? Here are some actual headlines from President Trump’s time in office: “Trump’s alleged failure to use condoms with Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal raises questions, concerns” (The Mercury News). “What Melania & Trump's Hand-Holding Struggles Say About Their Marriage, According To Body Language Experts” (Bustle). “Every time Donald and Melania Trump have faked holding hands with each other” (The Independent). “This absurdly uncomfortable video of Donald Trump trying to hold Melania's hand is going viral — here's what a body language expert has to say about it” (Insider). “Reporter asks Melania Trump: Do you love your husband?” (ABC). “Trump doesn't want Barron to play football” (CNN). “Inside Melania Trump and Barron Trump’s Relationship” (The Cheat Sheet). I could go on, but I unfortunately have dinner plans in about five hours, and finding all of the headlines about the Trumps’ personal lives would probably not allow me to eat until approximately 2037.Now, I do realize that she referred specifically to “members,” but that doesn’t make her tweet any less stupid. Other members of Congress have to deal with speculation about their personal lives, too. In 2018, Sen. Lindsey Graham felt the need to come out to the media and say that he’s not gay. Here’s a McClatchy article that gets into the legal troubles of Senator Ted Cruz’s half-sister, who died in 2011. In 2016, The Daily Mail ran a piece titled “EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders' very 1960s love life revealed — his first wife, the woman who had his son, and the sugar shack home where he lived as a 'revolutionary.'” Senator Kamala Harris’s affair with Willie Brown dominated almost an entire news cycle.In other words: If someone really did tell her that politicians’ personal lives are off-limits for the media, then they were, quite clearly, wrong. Politicians, particularly famous stars like Ocasio-Cortez, are always going to face that kind of scrutiny because, well, they’re famous. I’m not saying it’s good; I’m not saying it’s bad; I’m saying it’s life — and pretending to be some kind of unique victim in a situation where you’re not one doesn’t accomplish anything except make you look foolish.



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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trailAt a rally in Brooklyn, near the New York City neighborhood where he grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment, Sanders contrasted his spare upbringing with Republican President Donald Trump’s privileged youth as the son of a New York real estate developer. “My experience as a kid, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values,” Sanders said at a campaign kickoff rally at Brooklyn College, where he once attended classes. “Unlike Donald Trump, who shut down the government and left 800,000 federal employees without income to pay the bills, I know what it’s like to be in a family that lives paycheck to paycheck,” he said.



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It's Bernie 2.0: More professional, more personal this time

It's Bernie 2.0: More professional, more personal this timeNEW YORK (AP) — A young civil rights activist named Bernard Sanders was arrested and dragged off to jail for protesting school segregation on the South Side of Chicago in the summer of 1963.



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Prince Philip sends personal apology to victims of Sandringham car crash

Prince Philip sends personal apology to victims of Sandringham car crashThe Duke of Edinburgh has personally written to the two women injured in the car crash he was involved in on the Sandringham estate to say he is “deeply sorry.” The 97-year-old wrote to Ellie Townsend, the driver of the Kia Carens that collided with his Land Rover as he pulled out of a sideroad, and her passenger, Emma Fairweather. It follows mounting criticism of the way both Buckingham Palace and the police handled the fallout from the crash. The Duke was pictured back at the wheel without a seatbelt just two days later, which was deemed “insensitive and inconsiderate” to the victims. In his letter to Ms Fairweather, the Duke admitted he had "failed to see the car coming" and blamed the bright winter sun that was low in the sky. He wished her a “speedy recovery from a very distressing experience” and said he felt “very contrite about the consequences.” He admitted he was left “somewhat shaken” after the accident, which resulted in him having to be pulled through the sunroof of his vehicle after it flipped onto its side, and explained that he had been advised to return to Sandringham House by a police officer shortly after the collision. The letter sent to Emma Fairweather from the DUke of Edinburgh Credit: Steve Bainbridge The Duke is understood to have given a written statement to police investigating the January 17 incident and officers are considering whether there is enough evidence to charge him with careless driving. In his later, dated January 21, he wrote: “I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads. "I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road. "It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash. "In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road. In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming.” The note, thought to have been hand delivered and seen by the Sunday Mirror, was signed “Yours sincerely, Philip.” He also sent similarly "personal letters" to the passersby who helped pull him to safety from the wreckage. Emma Fairweather, who was injured in a car crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh Credit: PA Ms Fairweather, 46, who broke her wrist in the January 17 accident, had previously criticised the Duke for driving his replacement Land Rover on public roads so soon after the accident and complained that she had received no personal communication from him. But she said she was “chuffed” with the letter and described it as the act of “human kindness” that she had wanted. Ms Townsend. the 28-year-old driver of the car, is understood to have been left shaken by the experience after fearing for her nine-month-old baby son who was in the back seat. Prince Philip car crash scene near Sandringham Photo  Buckingham Palace said Philip was "fully complying with the police investigation". Norfolk police said: "The collision investigation is ongoing and we will not comment any further at this time." If found to be at fault, the Duke is likely be offered a driver awareness course, with a lesson to improve their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case.



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Trump defends personal charity accused of illegal activities

Trump defends personal charity accused of illegal activitiesUS President Donald Trump defended his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, on Wednesday after the New York authorities said it had engaged in a “shocking pattern of illegality” and agreed to shut it down. “The Trump Foundation has done great work and given away lots of money, both mine and others, to great charities over the years — with me taking NO fees, rent, salaries etc,” Trump tweeted. Attorney general Barbara Underwood said it had been agreed with lawyers for the Trump Foundation that it would be dissolved and its remaining assets distributed to other charities.



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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Business Hundreds Of Times: Report

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Business Hundreds Of Times: ReportIvanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President Donald Trump and his official



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For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personal

For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personalHUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home.



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