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Putin seeks Trump meeting in Helsinki in May. Image copyright EPA Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he would like to meet US President Donald Trump at an Arctic nations summit in Finland in May.

Putin seeks Trump meeting in Helsinki in May

He again rejected allegations that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. And he said sanctions against Russia were also hurting the US and Europe. Mr Trump had voiced hopes for improved relations with Moscow, but he has been dogged by claims of links between his election campaign and Russia. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and both houses of the US Congress are investigating alleged Russian interference in the election. Russia 'tried to hijack US election', Senate hearing told. Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet - CNET. Just two years after adopting its net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down.

Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet - CNET

In 2015, the FCC, led by Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, put in place rules to ensure that broadband providers couldn't abuse their powers by charging companies for quicker access to their customers or unfairly prioritizing traffic. The FCC is now run by Chairman Ajit Pai, appointed by President Trump in January. States Won by Trump Have Highest 'Obamacare' Enrollment. A record number of people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for the coming year, Barack Obama's administration announced Wednesday, with the most people selecting coverage in states that Donald Trump won in November.

States Won by Trump Have Highest 'Obamacare' Enrollment

Some 6.4 million people signed up by the mid-December deadline — 400,000 more enrollees than the same period last year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Richard Spencer’s Awful Response to Quebec Murders - Culture. In Zika fight, Scott haunted by public health cuts, rejection of Medicaid expansion. TALLAHASSEE — Fighting the Zika virus has become a top priority for Gov.

In Zika fight, Scott haunted by public health cuts, rejection of Medicaid expansion

Rick Scott, but the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid coupled with his record of cutting money for county health departments, health clinics and programs for special-needs Floridians has started to complicate his message that the federal government is failing the state in addressing the potential crisis. Scott and his office have steadfastly rejected criticism that any of the cuts have reduced Florida’s front-line capacity to manage the challenges of the fast-spreading virus, saying his budget cuts have only made the state more efficient. Story Continued Below “We have very good county health departments, and we have a great state health department, and I'm going to continue to allocate the state resources that are necessary,” Scott said Monday, according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

“The president and Congress have got to come together,” Scott said, according to the newspaper. State Sen. GOP Platform Contemplates Anti-Porn Provision, Embrace of ‘Conversion Therapy’ The financial costs of America’s culture wars are skyrocketing. The culture wars are getting very, very expensive.

The financial costs of America’s culture wars are skyrocketing

Once upon a time, politicians could use wedge issues to score cheap political points, emphasis on “cheap.” Put a gay rights issue on the ballot, or pass an antiabortion bill, and you could turn out the base at bargain-basement prices. Even better, with minimal risk to the public fisc, you might be able to distract voters from other, thornier problems. Facing a public education crisis? Budget Deal Robs $150 Billion from Social Security. A Brief List of Some of the Many Terrible Things Antonin Scalia Said and Wrote  Million-Dollar Donors in the 2016 Presidential Race.

Ted Cruz Just Won The Iowa Caucus. This Is His Radical Agenda For America. Sen.

Ted Cruz Just Won The Iowa Caucus. This Is His Radical Agenda For America.

Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus with about 28 percent of caucusgoers’ votes, edging out Donald Trump by 4 percentage points. His fellow senator, Marco Rubio, received 23 percent. US election: The 11 cards that sum up the Republican race. Image copyright Getty Images Eleven Republican candidates are doing battle for the White House and after months of campaigning their first electoral test, in Iowa, is just days away.

US election: The 11 cards that sum up the Republican race

If only there was a simple way to compare their strengths and weaknesses... Who's got the most campaign money? A neuroscientist explains: Trump has a mental disorder that makes him a dangerous world leader. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is courting evangelical Christians (AFP Photo/Timothy A.

A neuroscientist explains: Trump has a mental disorder that makes him a dangerous world leader

Clary) According to a number of top U.S. psychologists, like Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardner, Donald Trump is a “textbook” narcissist. Sarah Palin's Disgusting Justification For Her Son's Drunken Assault: It's Obama's Fault. Yesterday was a big news day for Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin's Disgusting Justification For Her Son's Drunken Assault: It's Obama's Fault

Not because this washed-up former reality TV character endorsed Donald Trump, a fellow former reality TV character, but because that well-staged political theater was interrupted by more troubling news about Palin's famously dysfunctional family. Check out the ALL NEW 2nd volume of my ebook… Fox Nation vs. Reality, The Fox News Cult Of Ignorance. See the original version of this article published on NewsCorpse. Click here to LIKE/SHARE this On Facebook. I Vote Planned Parenthood Action. By Party Democrats Republicans or by Candidate Hillary Clinton Democrat Hillary Clinton has always been in our corner: As a life-long, steadfast and outspoken champion for women’s health and rights in the U.S. and around the world, Clinton has shown on the campaign trail that she is as committed as ever to advancing access to reproductive health care as president.

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Has a long track record of working to safeguard access to safe, legal abortion: Would ensure that abortion remains safe and legal; believes abortion is part of basic reproductive health care; has said that, “You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. Supports expanded access to birth control: Wants to ensure birth control is affordable for all women, and called the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling "deeply disturbing" for allowing bosses who don't believe in birth control use to block an employee's insurance from covering it. ‘I Trolled Trump at a Frank Luntz Focus Group’ The U.S. Department of Justice has gone after the soccer federation and the government of Sudan with many of the same tools.

It needs to keep ratcheting up the pressure. The arrest of two FIFA officials last week in Switzerland was an important milestone for soccer’s governing body. The criminals who brought the organization to its knees are finally being removed and paying a price, paving the way for FIFA to begin rebuilding its tattered reputation and legitimacy. ALL NRA RECIPIENTS - NRACONGRESS.COM.

Ignore Pope on climate, says Republican Marsha Blackburn. Image copyright Getty Images One of the most influential US energy politicians says she will reject the Pope's plea to tackle climate change. Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, the second-highest ranking member on the House energy committee, says the jury is out on global warming.

Pope Francis told a White House audience on Wednesday further action was needed as the problem could "no longer be left to a future generation". Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover : It's All Politics. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Leading Climate Denier and Harvard Scientist Took $1.2 Million Bribe From Oil Companies. Wei-Hock Soon, an aerospace engineer and a part-time employee at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is one of the few respected scientists who spoke against the general consensus that human activity is a significant contributor to climate change. He has published 11 papers on climate change since 2008.

However, it was recently shown that he received $1.2 million from oil companies in exchange for his “science”. According to leaked documents, the papers were simply “deliverables” that he completed in exchange for their money. He used the same term to describe a testimony he prepared for Congress. Science against money. Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress.

Following the ratification of Sen. Here's what's tucked in the spending bill. Ted Cruz's Net Neutrality Take Isn't Just Dumb, It's Dangerous. Censoring American History. State Rep. Steve Hickey Wants South Dakota Doctors to Say That Being Gay Is Dangerous. A Third Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Hurricane Katrina Response Under Bush. A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday -- despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before he took office.

The Democratic-leaning polling firm, which provided its results to Talking Points Memo, found that 29 percent of Louisiana Republicans said Obama was responsible for the Katrina response. Twenty-eight percent put the blame on President George W. Bush, whose administration did in fact oversee the federal response to Katrina. Nearly half (44 percent) of the Louisiana Republicans polled didn't know who to blame. Bush was heavily criticized at the time for the government's response to Katrina, a storm that caused 1,833 fatalities, damaged an estimated $81 billion in property, and ranks among the five deadliest hurricanes in United States history. Read the full survey results here. GOP rejects Dream Act-like deportation deferrals. House Speaker John A. Debunked: The Harvard study that Republicans used to push austerity. Cantor Speech Aims to Refocus GOP on Middle-Class Stagnation. Ohio faces controversy over voting machines. Jon Stewart destroys Sen. John McCain over hypocritical Benghazi outrage.

Bill would define abortion as murder. GOP leaders moonwalk away from debt-ceiling Armageddon. Laura Trice: Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination. Virginia Republicans Call for Armed Revolution if Obama Wins in November. Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists. God and the GOP. More Vaginaphobia: GOPer proposes abstinence for married couples. Wake up GOP: Smashing system doesn't fix it.

Rep. Virginia Foxx to Lead GOP Attack on Higher Education. Pensito Review » GOP Tax Plan Costs $36.6 Bil More Than Dems’ – Swing Voters, You’ve Been Had. Pensito Review » GOP Now Running Against Wall Street Bailout They Voted for – Here’s a List of GOP Reps and Senators Who Voted ‘Aye’ - Top House Republican: Idea that CO2 is harmful is comical. The Washington Monthly.

San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » Anthony Weiner and Blatant Republican Hypocrisy. A Trap of Their Own Making. Too Good to Check. State of the Nation. In the red. Weigel : Can Republicans Take Credit for Good Economic News? The Republican shakedown - War Room. The Ham Report: The $3.73 Trillion Republican Nightmare.

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers. Boehner: If Jobs Are Lost As A Result Of GOP Spending Cuts 'So Be It' The GOP's Anti-Clean Air Act Bill is an Assault on Science Itself. New York State is broke, but Gov. Cuomo joins GOP push to spare wealthy. Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth. Married GOP congressman trolls Craigslist for a date - War Room. There's no 'job-killing health-care law' Tax cuts: The party that says no does it again - Taxes. Eric and Irene. House GOP votes unanimously to protect big oil subsidies. AP dismantles Republican claim that health reform will cost jobs.

UPDATE 2-Obama to drop smog initiative, GOP claims win.