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NY Times fires back at Trump's 'dangerous' accusation of treason The New York Times on Sunday fired back at President's Trump saying its story on U.S. attacks on a Russian power grid amounted to "a virtual act of Treason." "Accusing the press of treason is dangerous," The Times' communications account tweeted. "We described the article to the government before publication.
Pelosi: We have 'absolutely no appetite' for going to war with Iran House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments MORE said in an interview that aired Sunday that "we have absolutely no appetite for going to war with Iran" amid heightened tensions with the Middle Eastern power.
Trump campaign cutting ties with pollsters after leak: report NBC News, citing an unidentified source close to the campaign, reported on the development on Sunday, noting that the move came after it obtained details about a March internal poll that indicated Biden was leading Trump in several key states. The source did not provide details on which pollsters were let go.
Trump wishes Happy Father's Day to all, including 'worst and most vicious critics' President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE on Sunday posted a Father's Day message, wishing everyone, including his "worst and most vicious critics" a happy holiday.
50 percent of voters believe Trump campaign coordinated with Russia: poll Half of American voters believe the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a poll released Sunday. The Fox News poll found that 50 percent of respondents believe there was coordination between the campaign and the Kremlin, compared to 44 percent who do not believe there was coordination.
Schiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' Intelligence agencies' efforts against Russian election meddling that drew President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE's ire.
Campaign dads fit fatherhood between presidential speeches Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellDems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement MORE's son is a frequent flier already.
Schiff: Bolton, Pompeo undercutting Trump's attempts to stay out of war "Now, is that an effort to scuttle the president's effort to initiate a dialogue? It certainly seemed to have that effect," Schiff said.
Draft agenda for ANC 4C June 19th meeting Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30pm at the Petworth Library downstairs in the large meeting room. Their draft agenda is below. *Note: this meeting was moved from their normal time of 2nd Wednesday of the month to accommodate school graduations.
Scalise: I'm glad the administration is taking aggressive cybersecurity action "I'm glad the administration has been taking aggressive actions," Scalise said in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press, citing an executive order signed last year." The New York Times reported Saturday the White House was escalating digital attacks on Russia's electric power grid.
Man Killed, Woman Hurt in Another Deadly Southeast DC Shooting One person is dead an another in the hospital after another double shooting in Southeast D.C. this weekend. Police say they found two victims in the middle of 4th Street SE, not far from Southern Avenue and the Maryland line. Officers say a man was shot several times in the torso and died.
GOP senator: Unprovoked attacks on oil tankers 'warrant a retaliatory military strike' Tom CottonThomas Bryant CottonSenate rejects effort to block Trump's Qatar, Bahrain arms sales Senate rejects effort to block Trump's Qatar, Bahrain arms sales Supporting the military means supporting military spouses MORE on Sunday called said unprovoked attacks on oil tankers the U.S.
Draft agenda for ANC 4D's June 19th meeting Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School. Their draft agenda is available below. Call to Order. Determination of Quorum. Approval of Agenda. Guest Speaker: Andrew Trueblood, Director, Office of Planning.
DC-295 Reopened in Both Directions After Police Activity A stretch of DC-295 has reopened after police activity, D.C. Police say. DC-295, or the Anacostia Freeway, was closed in both directions from roughly Benning Road NE to Pennsylvania Avenue. The D.C. Police Traffic Twitter page said I-295 northbound is blocked at Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and southbound lanes are closed at Hayes Street NE.
For Your Weekend: What to Do on Father's Day The exhibit uses machine learning algorithms to create moving images based on the relationships between archival materials in the SALT Research collections. These images are then projected onto ARTECHOUSE's immersive screens. There are also galleries that use images from NASA.
Argentina, Uruguay work to restore power after major failure Argentine energy company Edesur said on Twitter that it was "slowly beginning to restore" electricity, and power had been returned to 290,000 customers as of Sunday morning, at least some of whom were in the capital. It noted the process would take several hours due to the seriousness of the situation.
Joe Biden remains the front-runner for Democratic nomination, but his support is vulnerable: Poll In the survey, 66% of Democratic primary voters say they'd be enthusiastic or comfortable about Biden as their nominee to take on President Trump in the 2020 election. Just 32% express reservations. Both assessments reflect modest erosion for Biden since March, when 73% were enthusiastic or comfortable and 25% expressed reservations.
Buttigieg: US should consider 'putting the brakes' on Saudi relationship Should reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia and "consider putting the brakes" on it. Citing issues such as the execution of dissidents and the killing of U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the South Bend, Ind., Mayor said such activity is "wrong on either side of the gulf" on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront - A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the city line in Everett, Massachusetts.
Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters - Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order to decrease sex drive.
Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Ocasio-Cortez starts petition to repeal Hyde Amendment MORE maintains a substantial lead over other 2020 Democratic candidates in South Carolina in a new survey, but Sen.
2020 race brings free college back to the national stage After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college.
Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy CAMERINO, Italy - Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck.
4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president, the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. It turns out the 2015 event might not have happened, at least not on June 16.
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