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 2019-09-05 15:19 

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GOP candidate fueled by outside money complains he may lose because of opponent's outside money...

Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in next week's North Carolina congressional special election, claimed on Thursday that the reason polls show he could lose a district that President Donald Trump won easily is that so much money was coming in from ou...

 2019-09-05 15:11 

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To build Trump's border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares...

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he's the most pro-military president "ever," is preparing to drain funds from schools and day care centers that serve military families, as well as stalling readiness projects, to pay for h...

 2019-09-05 15:02 

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Trump describes Boris Johnson as someone who 'knows how to win' after historic Parliament defeats...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can't stop losing. His "plan" to keep a no-deal Brexit on the cards (which Johnson insists is necessary despite the catastrophic economic damage it could cause) was defeated twice in the Houses of Parliamen...

 2019-09-05 13:20 

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Trump's Fox & Friends pals finally concede Mexico ain't paying for that wall...

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was centered on one grand campaign promise: he would build a massive wall along the entire southern border of the nation, and its construction would be completely paid for by Mexico. Three years later, almost no ...

 2019-09-05 12:00 

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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest...

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under regulations proposed this summer live in states that wen...

 2019-09-05 12:00 

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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest...

President Donald Trump's latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under regulations proposed this summer live in states that wen...

 2019-09-04 16:59 

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Boris Johnson is now facing a full-fledged rebellion from his own party over Brexit...

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard of Member of Parliament (MP) Phillip Lee. But, on yet another day of high Parliament drama over the seemingly-endless saga o...

 2019-09-04 15:22 

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw opposes universal background checks because he wants to arm his friends...

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in his own state that might have been prevented by such a law. His reasoning: he wants to be able to arm his friends. S...

 2019-09-03 21:45 

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House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump's involvement in hush-money payments...

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump's former campaign and White House staff have already been indicted by federal authorities. Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen — the li...

 2019-09-03 20:28 

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NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales...

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to be the nation's "oldest civil rights org...

 2019-09-03 15:01 

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Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns...

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in America. NRA-backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has lon...

 2019-08-31 12:29 

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Black kids in Missouri are being shot down in unspeakable numbers...

One headline tells of a "Troubling rise of gun violence St. Louis, Kansas City." Another reads, "St. Louis hopes $100,000 reward will solve the murders of 4 children." Yet another says, "Black kids in St. Louis are getting shot and kil...

 2019-08-30 18:04 

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Justice comes for the corrupt DEA agent who tried to set up rapper Scarface...

A drug enforcement task force operating along the Gulf of Mexico became a rip-and-run criminal enterprise over a seven-year period, federal prosecutors revealed this week. When jurors convicted the ringleader of the alleged scheme on Wednesday, they also ...

 2019-08-30 15:16 

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Federal charges unveiled against would-be white nationalist terrorist...

The 20-year-old white nationalist who plotted to attack a local Jewish Community Center in Ohio has been charged with transmitting threatening communications via interstate commerce — with additional charges likely incoming over the next few weeks. ...

 2019-08-29 20:17 

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Donald Trump has an ethanol problem...

President Donald Trump often boasts that U.S. farmers are on his side, but a tweet Thursday indicates he recognizes the need for more damage control. What's unclear is if his new promises will even begin to mitigate the harm he's already done to f...

 2019-08-29 17:18 

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Trump promotes new video, complete with white supremacist symbol...

The Trump campaign promoted a new video Wednesday that featured some of the president's favorite hits. Job creation, stock market growth, low unemployment rates, regulatory rollbacks, high approval rating among Republicans — all pretty obvious c...

 2019-08-29 16:39 

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Despite pushback from Big Oil, Trump administration will weaken methane regulations...

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced it will reverse Obama-era limitations on the greenhouse gas methane, which is far more potent than carbon dioxide and often associated with fracking. In a statement Thursday, EPA Administrato...

 2019-08-29 16:30 

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Trump administration sows chaos by wrongly implying kids born overseas might not be citizens...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been frantically trying to correct reports about a new policy change announced Wednesday. The policy seemed to suggest that children born to U.S. citizens in other countries would no longer be consider...

 2019-08-29 15:48 

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Trump's relationship with Fox News is quickly fraying...

Donald Trump had a presidential pivot this week, shifting aim from his usual enemies in the press to what has long been his favorite network, Fox News. "HOPELESS & CLUELESS! [Fox News] should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way," Trump...

 2019-08-29 13:52 

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Trump campaign press secretary defends president on Puerto Rico: 'He doesn't lie'...

In a heated interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday night, Trump 2020 campaign secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Donald Trump's statements regarding Puerto Rico, including his invented claim that the island received over $91 billion...

 2019-08-29 12:00 

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Once again, Carli Lloyd is out-kicking society's expectations for women...

This summer, players on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team inspired people around the world when they won a second consecutive World Cup championship, fighting for equal pay and speaking out against President Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric and...

 2019-08-28 20:00 

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Group founded by Nixon's infamous 'Jew counter' attacks Democrats for supporting anti-Semitism...

A conservative political action group has debuted a series of new ads attacking Democratic candidates for tolerating what it describes as Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) "anti-Semitic slurs." The attack ads were released by the American Action Networ...

 2019-08-28 15:20 

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Trump moves nearly $300 million from FEMA, other agencies for wall as major storm nears Puerto Rico...

The Trump administration is moving nearly $300 million dollars from agencies including the cash-strapped and under-staffed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), even as a growing tropical storm heads toward Puerto Rico and the southeastern United St...

 2019-08-28 15:17 

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Britain's PM Boris Johnson suspends Parliament so he can force through his Brexit vision...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a man elected with the support of just 0.13 percent of the British population, has suspended Parliament for almost a month ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline, sharply reducing the amount of time available...

 2019-08-28 13:54 

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Trump moves to allow logging in the world's largest intact temperate rainforest...

As Brazil's Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass ...

 2019-08-28 13:45 

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Trump wants to start kicking out sick kids who came to U.S. legally for treatment...

President Donald Trump's immigration policy keeps finding new ways to grow a little bit crueler. Immigration officials confirmed this week that deportation deferrals will no longer be considered for individuals with serious medical needs. Previously, ...

 2019-08-27 20:56 

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Taylor Swift reminded us that the Equality Act would bolster LGBTQ rights...

During Taylor Swift's appearance at the annual MTV Video Music Awards, she called out President Donald Trump for ignoring a petition she began circulating in May in support of the Equality Act. The sweeping nondiscrimination bill would expand protecti...

 2019-08-27 19:05 

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Trump repeats relief funding lie as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches Puerto Rico...

President Donald Trump is already trying to avoid responsibility for providing relief aid to Puerto Rico for a storm that hasn't even impacted the island yet. In a tweet Tuesday, Trump repeated a lie that the island territory has already received far ...

 2019-08-27 15:13 

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After trying to kill health insurance for millions, Paul Ryan now profits from medical tech...

As Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-WI) was best known for his repeated attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) and take away health insurance coverage from tens of millions of Americans. Now a private citizen, Ryan is a...

 2019-08-26 18:57 

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Trump's offer to host the next G7 summit is already an ethics nightmare...

Following the fracas and infighting at the most recent G7 summit, President Donald Trump previewed an idea for how to make sure the next one is somehow even worse: hosting it at the Trump National Doral Miami — a Florida resort he owns (and profits ...

 2019-08-26 17:58 

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Trump is lobbying hard to bring Russia back to the G8...

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his effort to bring Russia back into the G7. Speaking from the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump said he supported Russia's return to what was previously the G8, even though many other members...

 2019-08-26 16:37 

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DEA concedes that marijuana research monopoly must end, opening door to sweeping change...

The federal government announced plans to expand cannabis research Monday, paving the way for the robust clinical trials cannabis experts believe will force the government to downgrade marijuana's Controlled Substances Act classification. The decision...

 2019-08-26 15:51 

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Trump skips G7 climate meeting as the Amazon burns...

Leaders representing the world's seven biggest economies struck a deal on Monday to bring badly needed aid to the fire-stricken Amazon, following global uproar over the growing threat to the critical natural resource. But the announcement will likely ...

 2019-08-25 15:28 

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Donald Trump was having 'second thoughts' on his trade war with China for about an hour...

Donald Trump is currently abroad, attending the G-7 summit in France. On Sunday morning, a reporter asked Trump about his escalating trade war with China, wondering if he had any regrets about antagonizing the world's second largest economy. "Yeah...

 2019-08-25 14:26 

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Trump promises Britain a "very big trade deal" post-Brexit...

At the G7 meeting in the French town of Biarritz, President Trump made vague, unspecified promises to Britain about how it would have itself a tremendous trade deal once it finally fulfills its promise to exit the European Union — despite the fact t...

 2019-08-24 12:44 

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Fake Social Security said cops were coming to get me. And that was just this week's scam phone call....

I try to answer the buzz of my cell phone even if I don't immediately recognize the caller's number. And like a lot of people, I receive an inordinate number — sometimes multiple in a single day — of spammy, cold calls from fraudsters ...

 2019-08-23 19:31 

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U.S. Olympic officials drag feet on sex abuse reforms, act swiftly to stop protests during anthem...

Once again, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has shown it cares much more about forcing its athletes to follow arbitrary rules than it does about protecting those same athletes from sexual abuse. This week, the USOPC put two athletes, fen...

 2019-08-23 18:03 

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Shakeup of immigration court system threatens migrants' due process...

Migrants may soon have a much harder time finding lawyers and understanding their rights in immigration court, as the Trump administration pursues a major overhaul of the agency that oversees those proceedings. The crucial office that provides basic legal...

 2019-08-23 17:54 

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In the wake of El Paso and Dayton, the list of averted mass shootings keeps growing...

In the few weeks since the twin massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, at least three people have been separately arrested for plotting mass shootings. Authorities in Connecticut took 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol into custody last Thursday. Wagshol...

 2019-08-23 17:17 

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Trump melts down after Fed chair critiques his trade policy...

In November 2017, President Donald Trump — who campaigned on a promise to appoint "only the best and most serious people" — appointed Jerome Powell to be chair of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. On Friday, he accused Powe...

 2019-08-23 15:42 

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YouTube shuts down 'coordinated' campaign to discredit Hong Kong protesters...

YouTube's parent company, Google, has announced that it was disabling 210 channels that were part of a "coordinated"; campaign to mold public opinion about the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for months. In a blog post on Thu...

 2019-08-23 14:34 

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After Trump broke his promise to eliminate the national debt, GOP senators say 'next term'...

Under President Donald Trump, both the national debt and the annual budget deficit have reached all time highs, despite his 2016 campaign promises to eliminate both. Rather than concede another broken promise, his Republican defenders in the Senate are no...

 2019-08-23 12:00 

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Here's how Trump's Greenland plans fit in a long history of American island imperialism...

One of the most unexpected turns of Donald Trump's presidency came this week, when revelations spilled out about the president's serious consideration of the purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Washington Post, senior administration ...

 2019-08-23 12:00 

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Here's how Trump's Greenland plans fit in a long history of U.S. island imperialism...

One of the most unexpected turns of Donald Trump's presidency came this week, when revelations spilled out about the president's serious consideration of the purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Washington Post, senior administration ...

 2019-08-22 19:18 

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GOP congressman compares Trump rhetoric to Hitler, but says Trump's not an anti-Semite...

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), one of just two Jewish Republicans in Congress and a staunch defender of Donald Trump, insisted on Thursday that the president is not an anti-Semite, his repeated anti-Semitic comments this week notwithstanding. In his attempt to e...

 2019-08-22 17:58 

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The completely ridiculous way that America is still being held hostage by Aaron Burr...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), perhaps fearing a future with his party in the minority, published an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday that offers his best defense of the filibuster — the process that allows a minority of senat...

 2019-08-22 17:47 

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Why Trump might be panicking about suburban women...

The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump embarked on a special effort Thursday to mobilize suburban women across 13 battleground states. The campaign is acting as if it believes these women are secretly MAGA voters through and through. It's more...

 2019-08-22 14:55 

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Republican senator claims that buying Greenland was his idea...

Once upon a time, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) talked a lot about balancing the budget, reducing the national debt, and eliminating wasteful spending. Now, he admits he was behind one of President Donald Trump's most comically expensive spending ideas: buyi...

 2019-08-22 13:44 

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Sean Spicer admits he got latest job despite lack of qualifications...

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary best known for repeatedly lying to the American public at President Donald Trump's behest, was announced as a contestant on ABC's upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. In an interview Thursd...

 2019-08-21 20:18 

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While Trump caves in to the NRA, the Parkland students propose comprehensive gun policy...

Student activists who launched March for our Lives after last year's horrific school shooting in Parkland Florida, unveiled an ambitious gun policy in the wake of the twin shooting massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that claimed 31 lives in ...

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