• Halt prison pepper spray plan, ministers urged

    Halt prison pepper spray plan, ministers urged0

    Ministers are being urged to reverse plans to issue prison officers with a synthetic pepper spray, known as Pava, following a trial. From next year, canisters will be issued to staff in publicly run prisons for men, in a bid to reduce violence. The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) says its own analysis of the six-month

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  • DNC chair praises George H.W. Bush: He ‘put country over party every day’0

    DNC chair Tom Perez said America has a “hunger for the likes of people like George Herbert Walker Bush who did put country over party every day.” | Branden Camp/AP photo Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez praised late President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday as a leader who put the country above himself, adding

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  • Cohen sentencing memo details efforts to help Trump 2016 campaign

    Cohen sentencing memo details efforts to help Trump 2016 campaign0

    Stephanie Keith | Reuters Michael Cohen, attorney for The Trump Organization, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City, U.S. January 17, 2017. Federal prosecutors laid out how President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen worked to illegally help the Trump campaign in 2016. Chunks of the Southern District of New York’s sentencing memo

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  • Kamala Harris aide resigns over $400G harassment settlement

    Kamala Harris aide resigns over $400G harassment settlement0

    U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the “Families Belong Together: Freedom for Immigrants” March in Los Angeles. A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned Wednesday over inquiries about a $400,000 harassment lawsuit against him while working at the California Department of Justice. Larry Wallace resigned after the Sacramento Bee asked about

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  • UKIP leader Gerard Batten survives no-confidence vote

    UKIP leader Gerard Batten survives no-confidence vote0

    Image copyright Reuters UKIP leader Gerard Batten has survived a vote of no confidence held by the party’s National Executive Committee. Mr Batten had been criticised by some in the party – including former leader Nigel Farage – for appointing far-right activist Tommy Robinson as an adviser. UKIP said its ruling body had voted “overwhelmingly”

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  • Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks

    Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks0

    Republicans remain optimistic that Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court. | Getty Images/POLITICO Nerdcast By SCOTT BLAND, MICAELA RODRIGUEZ and DAVE SHAW 09/21/2018 05:24 AM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week

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