Seattle Mayor Ed Murray coordinated with a Berkeley economist to release a report favorable to the city's $15-an-hour minimum-wage hike in hopes of discrediting an unfavorable report, recently released e-mails show.

Facing a veto-proof super-majority in Congress, President Donald Trump reluctantly and privately signed H.R. 3364 on August 2, piling more sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea. But despite trying to put a smiley face on the developments, Trump made his displeasure known publicly in a series of statements. And in a message to Congress, the president even suggested — without actually saying it — that he may consider trying to get around lawmakers' “unconstitutional” “preferences” as expressed in the sanctions measure. In short, tensions between Congress and the president, as well as tensions between the U.S. government and various foreign powers, just got ratcheted up yet another notch. Critics argued that the sanctions bill was a terrible idea that would harm everyone involved — potentially with dangerous implications. Neocons, globalists, warmongers, and other establishment forces, though, celebrated it as a victory. 

The cable unearthed by WikiLeaks raises doubts about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 28 that theoretically could reach much of the United States, including Boston and New York.

North Carolina is the latest state to take strides toward protecting free speech rights on public college campuses by passing legislation that prevents campus censorship. The bill will affect a total of 17 colleges and universities in the University of North Carolina system. It comes at a time in which First Amendment rights of conservatives are being trampled on college campuses across the country.

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