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DNC Gave Clinton Control Over Campaign Well Before It Was Supposed To

The 2015 deal between Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee in which the group effectively ceded immediate control to the Clinton campaign was supposed to take effect only if Clinton won the primary process - but in effect, they gave her control well before that,...


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DNC, Hillary Campaign Paid To Compile Trump-Russia Dossier, Clinton Lawyer Allegedly Lied About It

Earlier this year, BuzzFeed News broke a shocking story: the FBI had reported an intelligence dossier making its way around Washington, D.C. to President Trump. That dossier contained allegations ranging from the credible to the wild — the wildest, of course, being the...


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Clinton Campaign, DNC Helped Fund Research That Led to Salacious Trump Dossier

The controversial dossier containing salacious allegations about President Donald Trump and his possible connections to Russia, including coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, resulted from funding by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic ...


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Trump Says Comey 'Totally Protected' Clinton, Documents Confirm Claims

President Trump declared on Twitter Wednesday that James Comey "totally protected Hillary Clinton," after the FBI confirmed the former bureau boss drafted a statement on the private email case two months before it was over.  In a series of tweets, Trump...


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Sean Spicer Interviewed by Mueller's Team for Russia Probe

Sean Spicer, President Trump’s former White House press secretary, was interviewed this week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to meddle in the 2016 election, Fox News has confirmed. The intervie...


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Hawaiian Judge Blocks Latest Version of Trump's Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban – just hours before it was expected to go into effect across the United States. Tuesday’s decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stops the administration’s ...


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Anti-Trump Dossier Firm Fusion GPS Fights House Subpoenas

The political research firm behind a controversial and unverified anti-Trump dossier is fighting subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee, with its lawyer seeming to lay the groundwork for company representatives to plead the Fifth on Capitol Hill.   ...


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Trump to Halt ‘Massive Subsidy Payments’ to Health Insurers ‘Immediately’

President Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act "immediately," in a major blow to ObamaCare that is likely to draw a legal challenge.  The president, though, used the overnight decision to up pressure on Democrats to neg...


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Dem Rep. Al Green Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

Liberal Democratic Rep. Al Green on Wednesday followed through on threats to file articles of impeachment against President Trump, introducing the resolution in the House while delivering an anti-Trump tirade on the floor.  The Texas congressman's maneu...


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Chaffetz on Gun Control Push: 'Nobody's Going to Come and Take My Guns Away'

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, many Democratic lawmakers and Hollywood actors are pushing for new gun control measures. On "The Five," former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said most Americans don't want the gover...


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Hawaii Challenges Third Version of Trump Travel Ban

Lawyers representing Hawaii in the state's long-running fight against Trump administration travel bans filed a motion Friday seeking to challenge the latest version of the policy. The state asked a federal judge to lift his order halting the state's pre...


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Donors of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Group Revealed

The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump "resistance" organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing grou...


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'Concealed Carry' Ruling Could Help Put Gun Issue on Supreme Court Agenda

In a win for gun rights activists, a federal appeals court on Thursday let stand another court’s ruling that it was unconstitutional for Washington, D.C.’s local government to require licensed gun owners to provide a “good reason” for legally carrying a concealed weapon in the nation’s capital ci...


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Florida Democrats Gain Rare Special Election Win

Some feel that President Donald Trump may have helped Democrats win an improbable victory in Florida, taking a state Senate seat away from the Republicans who have dominated state politics for two decades. Trump was a focal point in last week's special election, which sends Annette Taddeo...


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Trump Slams San Juan Mayor for 'Poor Leadership' After She Criticizes Hurricane Response

President Trump on Saturday defended his administration’s hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico and cast blame on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who is criticizing the president's effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. Island. ...


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Trump's Refugee Quota is Lowest Since 1980

President Trump signed an order Friday lowering the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 45,000 — the lowest cap since Congress passed the Refugee Act in 1980. That's a 59% reduction from the ceiling set by President Barack Obama just a year ago, and the largest ...


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Trump Promotes 'Giant, Beautiful, Massive' Tax Plan

President Donald Trump said Friday that the centerpiece of his plan to help American businesses and workers "thrive, compete and grow" is a "giant, beautiful, massive, the biggest ever in our country, tax cut." Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the broad outlines of the tax pla...


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Obama Officials also Took Pricey, Non-Commercial Planes

The use of private planes by President Trump’s Cabinet has come under intense media scrutiny in recent days, but officials in the Obama administration also took pricey flights on the government’s dime, including for personal trips. Top figures during Pr...


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NYC Council Members Take a Knee with Kaepernick Jersey, Sit During Pledge

Several members of New York's city council took a knee outside City Hall in solidarity with NFL players, and a number of them remained seated during the customary pledge of allegiance inside the chambers. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-East Harlem) and Councilman Jumaane Wi...


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Rice Privately Meets With Senate Intel on Russia Probe

(CNN)Susan Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, quietly met behind closed doors Friday with Senate intelligence committee investigators probing Russian medd...


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Maine Democrats Block Bill to Protect Safety of Little Girls

The motto of the state of Maine is Dirigo – Latin for ‘I lead’. Bellwether wants to know who’s leading the fight to protect little girls in Maine from genital mutilation. A Republican-sponsored bill to outlaw the barbaric procedure is being opposed by D...


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BREAKING: Senator John McCain Has Brain Tumor

Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix announced, as his staff says further consultations "will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate."

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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Pelosi: GOP Should Be ‘Ashamed’ For Cutting Funds For Servicemembers Wanting Sex Change Treatment

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ripped the GOP for cutting funds for the Department of Defense section devoted to servicemen or women who want their “transition” costs of trading genders covered by the government. In a statement, Pelosi said: ...


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Minimum Wage Set to Drop in Missouri

Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to ...


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Republicans Unveil Tax Plan, Call for Doubling Deduction and Cutting Rates

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday unveiled the framework for their long-awaited tax-reform plan, which simplifies the tax system and cuts rates for businesses – while attempting to boost household incomes by nearly doubling the standard IRS deduction used by most Americans....


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Record $135 Billion a Year for Illegal Immigration, Average $8,075 Each, $25,000 in NY

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims fro...


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Deep state? 78 Obama Appointees 'Burrowed' in Government

By the time Barack Obama's presidency ended in January 2017, 78 of his political appointees had "burrowed" into government jobs over the course of six years, a report says. The report from the Government Accountability Office was obtained by ...


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Fourth Republican Senator Says No to ObamaCare Repeal Bill

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Monday she will vote against the latest ObamaCare repeal bill, effectively killing the Graham-Cassidy legislation. Collins' announcement came minutes after the ...


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NY Gov. Cuomo, Born in NYC, Says He's an Immigrant

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called himself an immigrant while reacting to the "anti-immigrant fever" he said was stoked by the 2016 election. Cuomo, speaking to MSNBC from hurricane-ravaged Utuado, P.R., was delivering supplies to residents. Cuomo was asked if displaced Puerto ...


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8 Times 'Maverick' John McCain Has Thwarted Conservatives

John McCain announced Friday morning that he would vote against the Graham-Cassidy proposal, which offers the last opportunity to repeal Obamacare before September 30, at which point 60 votes will be required to undo the healthcare law rather than a simple majority. “I cannot in good conscience v...


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GOP Rep Calls for McCain 'Recall' Amid Cancer Diagnosis

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday urged Arizona to "recall" Sen. John McCain amid his recent brain cancer diagnosis, while criticizing his Republican colleague for going back on his 2016 campaign vow to repeal ObamaCare.  “[McCain] is one of those that s...


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Appeals Court Allows More of Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

A federal appeals court has partially lifted a judge's order that blocked much of a Texas law targeting "sanctuary cities." Monday's ruling by three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel allows more of the law to take effect, and says that the law could survive with s...


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McCain Comes Out Against ObamaCare Overhaul

Sen. John McCain announced his opposition Friday to Republican colleagues’ last-ditch ObamaCare overhaul bill, dealing a major blow to GOP leaders’ push to pass repeal legislation under President Trump. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-C...


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Trump Rips Past Presidents: 'Rocket Man' Should've Been Handled a Long Time Ago

During a rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), President Trump criticized past presidents for failing to stifle the threat from North Korea. "We can't have a mad man out there shooting rockets all over the place," Trump said of Kim Jong Un. "Rocket Man should've been handled a long time...


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Trump Brings Tough Reform Message to United Nations

President Trump stormed the international stage Monday, telling global leaders at the United Nations to back a reform agreement, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then preparing for his first address to the U.N. General Assembly , where he is expected to focus on North Ko...


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Paper Ballots are Making a Comeback Thanks to "Russian" Hacking Fears

Once about as newsworthy as water meters, the voting machines and computers used to record and tally the nation's ballots are suddenly a hot button issue due to mounting evidence Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. According to the FBI, ...


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Investigation into Clinton Lawyers Accused of Deleting Emails is Ordered

A Maryland county judge has ordered the state bar to investigate three lawyers accused of deleting thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. ruled Monday that the Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel Mary...


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Susan Rice Reveals Why She 'Unmasked' Trump Campaign Staffers

The UAE sheik’s meeting came before a separate effort by the Arabian Gulf country to open up a back-channel line of communication between Russia and the incoming T...


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Trump's Transgender Ban Makes Military and Medical Sense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has six months to consult with experts and establish policy regarding President Trump's military transgender ban and how it will affect those currently serving. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, even proposed an amendment to the National De...


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Contractors Say Clinton State Department Silenced Them on Benghazi Security Lapses

Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clin...


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Fusion Boss Refused to Answer Basic Questions on Anti-Trump Dossier

how much his firm Fusion GPS was paid and whether he knew the sources behind the dossier’s sensational allegations – according to a source familiar with Glenn Simpson’s closed-door interview last month with Senate Judiciary Committee staffers. The sourc...


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GOP Leaders 'Shocked' Following Trump Deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump surprised the leaders of his own party in Congress on Wednesday ...


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Civil Rights Group Wants Kid Rock Detroit Concerts Canceled

The choice of Kid Rock as the opening act for a new sports arena in mostly black Detroit has injected the musician into the national debate over race and culture because of his embrace of the Confederate flag, an expletive-laced criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ...


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Trump Spends Busy Labor Day Working on Response to North Korea, Hurricanes, and DACA

President Donald Trump’s busy Labor Day was jam-packed with phone calls and meetings with advisors on a number of hot button issues including North Korea, DACA, and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. "He has been in the office all day," a senior White H...


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Texas Voter ID Law OK for Now; Appeals Court Blocks Injunction

Texas Republicans won a minor victory Tuesday in their battle to implement a voter identification law. By a 2-1 vote, a federal appeals court panel in New Orleans stayed a permanent injunction to throw out the law, which requires voters to present an ac...


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NYT Fails to Mention Bob Menendez Is a Democrat in Story on Corruption Trial

The New York Times on Monday night published a lengthy story about Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) corruption trial, but they neglected to mention his Democratic Party affiliation. The story, titled ...


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