Does Republican Hugin really want Trump’s support in his fight with Menendez? He refuses to say.

Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin wouldn’t say Friday if he would relish Trump’s support for his campaign. Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Bob Hugin was backed into a corner Friday over whether he’d welcome — or ever wanted — President Donald Trump’s support in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. Hugin made a morning appearance on “Fox & Friends” to tout the tight race between he and Menendez, which would normally be a washout for a GOP hopeful in Democratic-heavy New Jersey. But Menendez, who went on trial on criminal corruption charges and was later rebuked by his colleagues, is only leading by single digits. The Cook Political… Read More

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NATO and Russia are flexing their military might right next to each other — here are the 25 most powerful militaries in Europe

NATO member and partner forces are in Norway for a sprawling military exercise called Trident Juncture — the largest since the Cold War, officials have said. Russia is not happy with NATO’s robust presence next to its territory and has decided to put on its own show of force. From November 1 to November 3, Russian ships will carry out rocket drills in the Norwegian Sea, west of activities related to Trident Juncture, which runs from October 25 to November 7. The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in Europe, home to some of the world’s most capable armed forces, based on the 2018 military strength ranking compiled… Read More

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Secret scoring systems could be keeping you from credit-card deals and bigger discounts in stores

A secret scoring system that is used by retailers to track how valuable customers are could mean you’re missing out on deals and discounts, the Wall Street Journal reported. Known as the customer lifetime value number, or CLV, the score is determined by looking at various parts of a customer’s lifestyle including their spending habits, how often they call customer service, where they live, and even how many bedrooms they have in their house. Customers could get preferential treatment for having a higher CLV number, according to the Journal. Retailers are spying on us, and according to a new investigation by the Wall Street Journal, it could be costing shoppers… Read More

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Rebel Wilson is doubling down on her claim that she’s ‘the first-ever plus-sized girl’ to lead a rom-com even though Queen Latifah did it first

Rebel Wilson doubled-down on her claim that she’s the first plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy. She isn’t. Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, and Nikki Blonsky starred in romantic comedies more than a decade ago. Wilson is being accused of dismissing Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique because they’re black. Rebel Wilson is being criticized for claiming she’s the first plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy while promoting her Valentine’s Day film “Isn’t It Romantic” on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” She isn’t. “I’m proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy,” she told Ellen Thursday. While it’s great that a major studio like Warner Bros.… Read More

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Rebel Wilson is doubling down on her claim that she’s ‘the first-ever plus-sized girl’ to lead a rom-com even though Queen Latifah did it first

Rebel Wilson doubled-down on her claim that she’s the first plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy. She isn’t. Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique, and Nikki Blonsky starred in romantic comedies more than a decade ago. Wilson is being accused of dismissing Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique because they’re black. Rebel Wilson is being criticized for claiming she’s the first plus-sized woman to lead a romantic comedy while promoting her Valentine’s Day film “Isn’t It Romantic” on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” She isn’t. “I’m proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy,” she told Ellen Thursday. While it’s great that a major studio like Warner Bros.… Read More

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Until they regain party members’ trust, Labour rebels will struggle to achieve anything

Most Corbynsceptic MPs are in the incoherent position of being against a party split, but against making the best of things either. The most important thing in politics is to be trusted: if you aren’t trusted, then anything you say is discounted. Jeremy Corbyn provides one of the most striking electoral examples of this: Labour party policies are popular with almost everyone in the electorate, but, broadly, the 40 per cent of the electorate that agreed with Corbyn’s policies and trusted him to deliver them voted for Labour, while the remainder of the electorate, which agreed with Corbyn’s policies, but crucially did not trust him to deliver them, voted for… Read More

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