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Bannon Is Said to Call for 44% Tax on Incomes Above $5 Million

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon supports paying for middle-class tax cuts with a new top rate of 44 percent for Americans who make more than $5 million a year, according to a person familiar with his thinking. It’s unclear whether President Donald Trump would support the move, wh...


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ObamaCare 'Straight Repeal' Fails on Senate Vote

A conservative-backed plan to repeal the bulk of ObamaCare and give lawmakers a two-year window to replace the struggling health law failed on a Senate vote Wednesday, in the latest setback for the repeal push.  The vote was 55-45 against the amendment, ...


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Washington DC Is Now Shall Issue For Gun Permits, but Attorney General Defies Court Order

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has just issued a permanent injunction aga...


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House Approves Russian Sanctions Bill

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday that punishes Russia for its election meddling while also keeping President Trump from easing the penalties without congressional approval. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to approve the bill, which also inclu...


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Americans Wary Of Mueller Investigation's Conflicts Of Interest

Is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in trouble? Officially, the answer is no. But the results of a new IBD/TIPP Poll suggest that many Americans are highly skeptical of both Mueller and the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election. Mueller wa...


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President Trump Eliminates 860 Obama-Era Federal Regulations

President Donald Trump’s White House has, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, removed or withdrawn about 860 Obama administration-era federal regulations.The massive decrease in regulations is part of the Trump administration’s overall deregulatory agend...


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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 meddl...


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CBO's Healthcare Estimate is 'Bogus'

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ripped the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday, arguing the estimate that 22 million more people would be left uninsured over the next decade by a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare is a "bogus" number. Speaking to reporters a...


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Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks

Democratic congressional leaders on the House Ethics Committee are charged with intentionally dragging out an investigation into Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes in what multiple sources described as an attempt to influence the Intelligence Committee's sensitive Russia probe and promote t...


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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 De...


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Trump Kills 16 Regulations for Every New One, Crushing 2-for-1 Goal

President Trump's administration, on orders to kill two regulations for every new one, ripped up the playbook during its first six months, eliminating 16 old rules for every new one, according to top officials. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform and a reo...


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Chuck Schumer's Approval Ratings in Freefall

A new telephone-based Siena College poll showed Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a marked drop in favorability among his neighbors since taking his leadership po...


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Obama’s Biggest Whoppers

The Fact Checker started during the 2008 campaign and then went on hiatus for the first two years of President Obama’s presidency before becoming a permanent Washington Post feature in 2011. All told, we’ve fact-checked more than 250 statements by Obama. With his presidency coming to a clo...


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Senate Leaders to Offer $200 Billion to Win Over Moderates

In a bold move to revive their healthcare bill, Senate Republican leaders are getting ready to propose giving $200 billion in assistance to states that expanded Medicaid, according to a person familiar with internal Senate negotiations. The huge sum would be funded ...


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Republicans are Holding an Emergency Meeting to Revive Their Healthcare Bill

After a repeated series of false starts, Senate Republicans are meeting again Wednesday night in an attempt to bring their healthcare bill back from the dead. The renewed attempt comes amid a flurry of mixed signals form leadership and whiplash-inducing shifts from President Donald Trump....


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Slap in the Face? Dem Senator Wants $500M for Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers

A Senate Democrat who once misrepresented his own military service record is proposing $500 million be spent on a fund for wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Sen. Richard Blumenthal's (D-CT) ...


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Trump Warns States Withholding Voter Info: 'Full Truth Will Be Exposed'

President Trump forged ahead Wednesday with his voter fraud commission, kicking off its first meeting and repeatedly declaring voter information “will be forthcoming” from the roughly 20 states that have yet to comply with the group’s request. Trump in M...


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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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Charlotte Democrat Defends Saying Trump Supporters Have ‘No Place’ in City Council

A city council member in North Carolina has doubled down on a controversial statement declaring supporters of President Trump have “no place” in Charlotte’s government. Charlotte City Council member Dimple Ajmera, a Democrat running for an at-large seat in the council, said during a recent...


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Court Blocks Prayer In North Carolina Legislature

A federal court ruled Friday that praying at the opening of North Carolina county commission meetings is unconstitutional. The full 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the initial ruling of the circuit’s 3 judge panel, which said that the prayers were constitutional so long as Rowan C...


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Hillary Clinton Sided With Russia on Sanctions as Bill Made $500G on Moscow Speech

The Russian lawyer who landed a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during last year’s campaign with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton had one big thing in common with the Democratic candidate: Both had opposed Russia sanctions targeting human-rights abusers. Further, former Secretary of S...


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McConnell Calls for Vote to Completely Repeal Obamacare

Declaring defeat in the current the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night that his chamber will vote to completely repeal President Obama’s health care program — with a two-year delay to come up with a replacement. “Regretfully, i...


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Seattle Mayor Won't Resign Following Sex Abuse Claims

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is not resigning following claims by four men that he sexually abused them as teenagers. Murray made the announcement Monday, saying his resignation would create a destabilizing transition that would likely bring city business to a halt. In May he s...


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2 More GOP Senators Won't Support Health Bill

Republican Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah say they will oppose the Republican health care bill, dealing a blow to GOP leaders' hopes of repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's legislation. The two senators issued separate statements late Monday saying they ...


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Sen. Dean Heller's Las Vegas Office Broken Into

The office of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., was broken into Sunday, police said. Las Vegas Metro police told Fox 5 Vegas that someone brok...


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Democratic Rep. William Clay Has Paid His Sister's Law Firm More Than $80k Using Campaign Funds

Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay (Mo.) has paid a law firm owned by his sister more than $80,000 from his campaign funds so far this year, newly released campaign finance records show. Clay Jr. For Congress released their second quarter figures late Friday, which shed light on the campaign's fin...


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Nevada’s Republican Senator Mulling ObamaCare Decision

Republicans are not in the position to lose votes if they hope to repeal ObamaCare, so pressure is being placed on senators like Sen. Dean Heller, R- Nev., to declare allegiance on the newly crafted bill. If Heller supports the bill, he would likely be ...


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Trump's Budget Yields $720B Deficit

A new government analysis of President Donald Trump's budget plan says it wouldn't come close to balancing the federal ledger like the White House has promised. Thursday's Congressional Budget Office report says that Trump's budget, if followed to the letter, would result in a $...


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Seattle's 'Democracy Voucher' At Odds with 1st Amendment

The City of Seattle is experimenting with a first-in-the nation program that potentially makes every adult a campaign donor. Under the democracy voucher program, every resident who is a registered voter has been mailed f...


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Congress Declares Climate Change a National Security Threat

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the Trump administration’s bid to close military bases. Lawmakers vo...


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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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Dr. Gorka Taunts CNN During Live Interview: 'More People Watch Nick At Nite Than CNN'

On Tuesday morning, while appearing on CNN's New Day and speaking to anchor Alisyn Camerota, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, laid into CNN for their biased coverage while correctly pointing out, "more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN." It was qu...


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Kid Rock Confirms Michigan Senate Run

In a tweet Wednesday, Rock, whose birth name is Robert James Ritchie, wrote that the website “KidRockForSenate.com” was real and to stay tuned for “a major announcement in the near future.” Republicans in Michigan have report...


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Democratic Reps File Article of Impeachment Against Trump

Two Democratic congressmen introduced an article of impeachment on Wednesday against President Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. The resolution says Trump “prevented, obstructed and impeded...


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Leaked Email: Clinton Campaign ‘Killed’ Bloomberg Story Linking Bill’s $500k Moscow Speech To Russia-Friendly Stance

TEL AVIV — A leaked email from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign previously published by Wikileaks may take on new significance because it relates to key issues brought up in media reports about Donald Trump Jr. and a meeting with a Russian lawyer.The email in question was purpor...


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Democrats Intentionally Used Disinformation From Russia to Attack Trump

While the liberal news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration. The disinformation came in the form of a R...


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McConnell Keeping Senate Republicans Late to Work on ObamaCare Repeal

The Senate will delay the start of its annual August recess to give lawmakers more time to work on “important legislative issues” and winnow the backlog of President Trump's pending nominations, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.  “In order t...


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Oregon governor to sign unprecedented bill providing free abortions for all

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that she plans to sign a sweeping, unprecedented bill requiring insurers to provide free abortions for their customers, including illegal immigrants. “The ability to control our bodies and make informed decisions about health are critical to providing ...


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Hundreds of Voter Registrations Withdrawn in Colorado as State Complies With Trump Election Commission

Several county clerks in Colorado said they've seen hundreds of people withdraw their voter registrations following the state's announcement that it would comply with President Trump's voter fraud commission. In Denver, a spokesperson for the Denver Elections Division said 180 people have...


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NYC Mayor De Blasio Jets to Germany to Join G-20 Protesters

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking heat for jetting off to Germany to join G-20 protesters on Thursday, a day after an NYPD cop was assassinated in the Bronx. De Blasio departed Thursday evening and kept his plans to join protest events in Ham...


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Melania Trump Blocked by G-20 Protesters from Leaving German Guest House

First Lady Melania Trump has been barred from leaving her temporary residence in Hamburg, Germany, due to G-20 protesters. Trump is staying at a guest house that belongs to the Hamburg Senate while her husband President Donald Trump, attends the G-20 su...


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US Judge Rejects Hawaii Attempt to Exemt Grandparents From Travel Ban

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected the state of Hawaii's bid to exempt grandparents from President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, but he said the state could directly ask the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify its ruling. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had been asked to in...


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Trump Warns North Korea Actions May Lead to a 'Severe' Response

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. He called on all nations to confront the North's "very, very bad behavior." Trump, in...


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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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Oregon Approves Measure Requiring Insurers to Cover Abortion

Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and other reproductive services at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity under a measure approved Wednesday by lawmakers. Oregon already has some of the most libera...


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Democrats Mocked for Bumper Sticker Suggestions

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has sent out some “tester” bumper stickers for the midterm elections that have been met with about as much warmth as a fender bender. One reads: “Democrats 2018. I mean, have you seen the other guys?” Slogan suggestions were sent out via ema...


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Food Stamp Rolls Plummet in States That Restore Work Requirements

After the food stamp rolls swelled for years under the Obama administration, fresh figures show a dramatic reduction in states that recently have moved to restore work requirements. States were allowed to waive those rules for able-bodied adults thanks to the 2009 economic stimulus. As th...


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Kansas Joins Other States in Allowing College Students & Teachers to Carry Guns

Students and professors will be legally allowed to carry concealed handguns onto college campuses starting Saturday in the US state of Kansas. The concealed carry law was enacted four years ago and applied to all public buildings, but colleges in the Midwestern state were exempted until J...


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San Francisco to pay $190K to Illegal Immigrant for Being Sanctuary City

An illegal immigrant is set to be awarded $190,000 from San Francisco after police turned him over to immigration authorities, which...


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Obamaphone Fraud Rampant With No Oversight

A new government audit finds more than a third of enrollees of the "Obamaphone" program may not be qualified -- among other fraudulent findings -- prompting a Senate Democrat to roundly criticize the program's "complete lack of oversight." A report released Thursday by the Government Acco...


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