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DOJ says Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is constitutional

Chief of Staff to the Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (L) looks over at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a roundtable discussion with foreign liaison officers at the Justice Department on August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley/File Photo Washington (CNN)The Justice Department issued a defense of President Donald Trump’s controversial appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting […]

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Bolsonaro Names General As Brazil Defence Minister

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro smiles during his visit to the Superior Court of Labour in Brasilia, on November 13, 2018. Bolsonaro, who takes office on January 1, 2019, announced on Tuesday the appointment of reservist general Fernando Azevedo e Silva to the post of defence minister. Sergio LIMA / AFP   Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Just when you thought Cindy Hyde-Smith couldn’t make her ‘public hanging’ comment any worse…

(CNN)On Nov. 2, Cindy Hyde-Smith said something dumb. Praising a cattle rancher and thanking him for his support, the Mississippi Republican senator said this: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”  Uh, no. Four days later, Hyde-Smith took 41.4% of the vote to 40.4% against former Democratic Rep. […]