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Even Trump wants Congress to save DREAMERS. So what’s the hold-up?

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which gave undocumented people brought to America as children an opportunity to remain in the only country many of them have known — was cruel, but it was also a sham. Even as he tried to pull the plug on DACA, President Trump asked Congress to stop him — and Republicans know it. Trump knows how important these young immigrants, known as DREAMERS, are to our economy, and he knows how disruptive…

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Technology 

Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program – CNET

Funding for the program came largely at the request of Harry Reid, a former Democratic senator from Nevada, who has had a long-held interest in space phenomena, according to the New York Times. Bill Clark/Roll Call The US government apparently suspected the truth was out there after all. The federal government spent about $22 million funding a covert Pentagon project that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, The New York Times reported Saturday. Even though the Department of Defense decided to defund the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program in 2012,…

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Half of Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, Poll Finds

It’s not good news for the Republicans More Fifty percent of registered voters want Democrats to control Congress after the 2018 elections, a new poll finds — the highest number in nearly a decade. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday, 50% of registered voters want Democrats to control Congress next year, in comparison with 39% of voters who want Republicans in control. This was an increase from October, when 48% of those polled wanted Democrats to control Congress, and 41% wanted Republicans. Democrats have not reached…

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North Korea mocks ‘old LUNATIC Trump’ in fiery USA nuclear WAR threat

North Korea said America was “frightened” by despot Kim Jong-un and warned them to back off or face “destruction”.  A statement published in a Pyongyang-based newspaper hit out at Donald Trump, who has adopted a hard-line stance during this year’s nuclear crisis.  The opinion piece in Minju Chosen, one of North Korea’s several propaganda rags, told Mr Trump to temper his policy with the hermit state.  The piece claimed America was terrified after a series of North Korea missile tests this year, the most recent of which used Kim’s most…

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Poll: Dems head into 2018 midterms with biggest edge in a decade

WASHINGTON — Fresh off their victory in Alabama’s special Senate election, Democrats now enjoy their largest advantage in congressional preference in nine years, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, signaling a dangerous political environment for Republicans entering next year’s midterm elections. Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 39 percent who want Republicans in charge. The last time Democrats both held a double-digit lead and hit 50 percent on this question in the NBC/WSJ poll was September 2008, right before the party…

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Sex harassment cases redraw election map next year

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s stunning Senate race is over, but there are more special elections ahead — and they will all be analyzed, dissected and picked apart for what the outcomes mean for President Donald Trump and the Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections. The political calendar in 2018 is lighter — so far — than 2017’s, which was defined by a string of high-profile contests from Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District to Alabama’s Senate race. But two congressional races and a slew of state legislative contests have already been scheduled —…

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Inside Congress’ largest sexual harassment settlement

WASHINGTON — Of all the secret deals cut on behalf of accused members of congress, the one that resulted in the largest settlement yet uncovered may be the most surprising. The details provide a window into a process so opaque, convoluted and confusing that even the accused congressman was left in the dark about exactly how and why his accuser ended up being paid $220,000 for her claim. With new harassment accusations being revealed on a nearly daily basis in Congress, documents obtained by NBC News from this one case…

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‘EU is killing Europe’ Brussels condemned as THREAT to economy and security

Marine Le Pen, leader of Front National, accused the EU of “killing Europe” as she advocated the establishment of a new union – a “Europe of sovereign nations”. She said: “We are not xenophobes, we are opponents of the European Union. “I think this is something we have in common, because the European Union is a disastrous organisation which is leading our continent to destruction through dilution by drowning it in migrants, by the negation of our respective countries, by the draining of our diversity.”  Ally Gert Wilders, the leader…

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Technology 

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, UK price, features, EVERYTHING we think we know so far

GETTY The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be a smaller, iterative update Samsung is expected to unveil its next-generation Galaxy S9 smartphone early next year. The new flagship handset is tipped to be an iterative update to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which both received numerous awards this past year. A number of reports have appeared online, which offer a preview what is to come. Here’s everything we think we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 – Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Fri, September…

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Democratic Rep. Kihuen won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims

LAS VEGAS — First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, who is at the center of sexual harassment allegations, announced Saturday he won’t seek re-election. Kihuen’s announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into whether Kihuen “may have engaged in sexual harassment” with a campaign aide and a lobbyist. “I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question,” Kihuen said. “I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and I look forward to clearing my name.” The freshman…

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