President Donald J. Trump in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

There's always a tweet has become a recurrent theme of the presidency of Donald Trump. As summarized by the subReddit that tracks the phenomenon:

"35,000+ Tweets—No Self Awareness."

It usually takes months or even years for Trump's Twitter feed to contradict or call the President out for his own words or deeds. But Friday, President Trump completely reversed a dubious claim he made less than 24 hours earlier.

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The United States Constitution dictates:

"The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." ~ Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The permission of the President, the Senate or the minority party in the House is not required to proceed with impeachment despite GOP and White House claims to the contrary.

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Taylor Swift attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 09, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, Grammy winning singer and songwriter Taylor Swift took to Instagram to endorse Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. While the post earned backlash from conservatives who once considered Swift an icon, voter registrations leapt in the immediate aftermath of her Instagram post.

Now Swift is back on Instagram to address voting for the 2018 midterms with her fans and followers. Specifically, Swift hopes to get the word out about early voting.

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[DIGEST: Al Jazeera, Rolling Stone, Public News Service, NBC News]

In the name of preventing voter fraud, millions of voters may be purged from voter registration rolls. A disproportionate number of these would be minorities.

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Protestors in London Photo: Alamy

Update:  Since this article was published, the British Parliament voted to authorize the use military force against ISIS in Syria. The vote was 397 to 223.  

[DIGEST: Reuters; The Telegraph; BBC]

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Ireland is poised to become the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote. On Friday, May 22, voters in Ireland will be asked to consider whether “[m]arriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinctions as to their sex.” If the polls are correct, Ireland is very likely to vote “yes”—making marriage equality the law of the land.

The “Yes” campaign is polling so well, in fact, that it has led some commentators to wonder if the polls are an accurate prediction of the vote to come. Right now, marriage equality in Ireland seems almost inevitable. According to recent polling data, the measure will win—and it will win by a landslide—with as many as 69% of Irish voters prepared to vote yes.

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