Politics

President Obama visits refugee children in Malaysia

President Obama embraced a classroom of migrant children in Malaysia Saturday in a bid to send a powerful message to the world — they are not to be feared. “They’re just like our kids,” the President declared. Obama’s appearance at a learning center in the capital of Kuala Lumpur came as Europe grapples with the worst migrant crisis since World ...

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Black Lives Matter protester disrupts Donald Trump

Eric Schultz/AP Donald Trump told the Black Lives Matter protestor to get “the hell out of here.” A Black Lives Matter protester who disrupted a Donald Trump stump speech Saturday was beaten and kicked by supporters of the loud-mouth candidate. The activist was shoved to the ground by attendees after he began chanting during a Trump campaign stop in Birmingham, ...

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Calif. Rep. Adam Schiff sings ‘Meet the Mets’ on House floor

Politicians normally use their time on the House floor to drone on about debt limits, but California Rep. Adam Schiff used his time Friday to settle a personal debt. The Hollywood Democrat made good on his bet with Congressman Steve Israel (D-Brooklyn), singing “Meet the Mets” as payment for the wager the two put on the NLDS between the Mets ...

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Mitt Romney says Mass. healthcare plan influenced Obamacare

Gregory Bull/AP Mitt Romney said in a Boston Globe obituary that longtime friend and Staples founder Tom Stemberg pushed for the healthcare system implemented in Massachusetts during his time as governor, and that system led to Obamacare. WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is finally taking credit — or admitting blame — for Obamacare. After years of denying that Obamacare was closely ...

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DEA agents awarded financial bonuses during sex party probe

AP Eight of the 14 Drug Enforcement Administration agents investigated for soliciting prostitutes and attending sex parties received financial rewards during the probe, a report found. Racking up infractions generally won’t elicit any rewards — except when working for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Several DEA agents who were investigated for allegedly partying with prostitutes in Colombia, received financial bonuses during ...

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Schumer wants gun manufactures to play role in control

Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News Schumer spoke alongside a coalition of religious leaders, the Metro-IAF, a network of citizens that has launched an anti-gun violence campaign called “Do Not Stand Idly By,” at the Town and Village Synagogue in the East Village. He’s hoping the bottom line will be mightier than the bullet. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he wants ...

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Hillary meets cheerful supporters day after Benghazi hearing

SHAWN THEW/EPA Clinton thanked Vice President Joe Biden, who recently announced he would not run for President, calling him a friend and ally who “has been in the trenches with us for years.” WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton took a victory lap Friday as she closes out a two-week run that has cemented her front-runner status for the Democratic nomination. Clinton ...

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Ben Carson won't appear on 'Saturday Night Live'

Win McNamee/Getty Images The GOP presidential front-runner and former neurosurgeon said he won’t do “Saturday Night Live,” a rite of passage for many White House contenders. WASHINGTON — Ben Carson apparently isn’t a Lorne Michaels fan. The front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination and former neurosurgeon said he won’t do “Saturday Night Live,” a rite of passage for many White ...

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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 42 in blasts in Nigeria

Jossy Ola/AP People inspect a damaged mosque following an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Friday. Jossy Ola/AP A self-defense fighter says twin bomb blasts have killed scores at a northeast Nigerian mosque crowded with people observing pre-dawn prayers. Jossy Ola/AP People look at blood stains from a damaged mosque following an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Previous Next Enlarge YOLA, Nigeria ...

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Wiretaps zap Skelos and son

Louis Lanzano/for New York Daily News Both Dean Skelos, 67, and Adam Skelos, 32, were caught on wiretaps plotting to get Adam’s wife Ann Marie on a zoning appeals board in Nassau County. Dean Skelos tried using his influence as state Senate Majority Leader to get his son’s wife on a Long Island zoning board, while son Adam tried to ...

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