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{FD} Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders, in joint rally, say their agenda is now Democratic ‘mainstream’

When Democratic socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders rallied for a left-wing congressional candidate Friday afternoon in Kansas, they insisted their agenda is now the “mainstream.” Continue reading

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{FD} RNC chooses Charlotte to host 2020 convention

The Republican National Committee on Friday voted to officially select Charlotte as the host of the 2020 Republican National Convention. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump invites Putin to visit Washington, White House says

President Trump has asked his White House to extend an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Dems erupt into ‘USA’ chant on House floor after Hoyer gives fiery anti-Putin speech

House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the USA chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling and accusing R… Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog exposes $14.7B of pork-barrel spending, including ‘brown tree snake eradication’ project

The federal government is spending millions to save Pacific Coast salmon. And it’s doling out more than $600,000 to kill brown tree snakes in Guam. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP bill applauding ICE approved in House, as Dems lament ‘stunt’

The House passed a resolution Wednesday expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, as a growing number of liberals in the Democratic Party has called to abolish the agency that enforces federal immigration laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Accused Russian spy Maria Butina offered sex in exchange for US job, prosecutors say

The 29-year-old Russian woman accused of covertly working as a foreign agent while living in the United States allegedly offered to have sex with an unnamed individual in return for a job in the United States, prosecutors said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton controversies return to spotlight in Kavanaugh confirmation

Some of the most salacious, tragic and infamous controversies of Bill Clinton’s presidency are being revisited, yet again, as the paper trail phase of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ramps up. Continue reading

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{FD} Putin denies having dirt on Trump, calls meddling charge ‘utterly ridiculous’ in Fox News interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an occasionally combative interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, called it “utterly ridiculous” that some people think the Russians could have swayed millions of American voters in the 2016 election, while insistin… Continue reading

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{FD} Putin, in Fox News interview, denies having dirt on Trump, calls meddling charge ‘utterly ridiculous’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an occasionally combative interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, called it “utterly ridiculous” that some people think the Russians could have swayed millions of American voters in the 2016 election, while insistin… Continue reading

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{FD} Putin gives Trump a World Cup soccer ball, tells him ‘now the ball is in your court’

Russian President Valdimir Putin, fresh off his country hosting the World Cup, gave President Trump a soccer ball during their joint press conference in Helsinki on Monday, seemingly using it as a metaphor as Putin told Trump “now the ball is in your c… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian officers indicted for allegedly hacking Clinton campaign, DNC emails

A federal grand jury has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party during the 2016 election, the Justice Department announced Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page appears on Capitol Hill for closed-door interview

Former FBI attorney Lisa Page, whose anti-Trump texts with agent Peter Strzok have raised questions about the political bias of bureau employees, arrived on Capitol Hill on Friday afternoon for a long-awaited deposition with lawmakers. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP interns: Uber driver refused us service because of MAGA hats

Several interns on Capitol Hill for a program geared toward young black Republicans said an Uber driver refused to give them a ride together in Washington this week because two of them were carrying pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hats. Continue reading

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{FD} Strzok claims he doesn’t remember sending ‘we’ll stop’ Donald Trump text

FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday attempted to explain for the first time in public his infamous text message saying “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from being elected president, admitting he was upset at the time over Trump’s “horrible, disgusting behav… Continue reading

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{FD} Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley — the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Strzok hearing interrupted by Dem bid to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

The explosive hearing on Capitol Hill with disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok came to a brief halt on Thursday as Democrats unsuccessfully tried to change the subject to a discussion about holding ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt for not answ… Continue reading

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{FD} Heller uses Obama’s words to mock Dem rival Rosen’s business claims

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is using former President Barack Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” line to mock his Democratic opponent’s claims to have started her own business. Continue reading

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{FD} Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for ‘frat boy’ name

The latest line of attack from liberals against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is knocking the judge for his “frat boy”-sounding first name. Continue reading

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{FD} Kavanaugh’s confirmation climb: Partisan opposition to court picks intensifies under Trump

Once upon a time, Supreme Court nominees stood a good chance of garnering broad bipartisan support. Those days are gone. Continue reading

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{FD} Flynn ‘eager’ to proceed to sentencing after mysterious delays

A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn said Tuesday the retired Army lieutenant general is “eager” to wrap up and proceed to sentencing, amid mysterious delays in the conclusion to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against him…. Continue reading

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{FD} White House: ‘Deeply disturbing’ for Cynthia Nixon to call ICE a ‘terrorist organization’

The White House says it is “deeply disturbing” that New York liberal gubernatorial candidate and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon is referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a “terrorist organization.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump hits ‘Democrat crazies,’ celebrates federal judge tossing Russian collusion lawsuit

President Trump on Friday celebrated a federal judge this week tossing out a lawsuit that claimed the Trump campaign and former adviser Roger Stone colluded with WikiLeaks and the Russian government to publish hacked Democratic National Committee email… Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Cohen hires former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime fixer now under federal investigation, has hired ex-Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis to represent him as he distances himself from the president. Continue reading

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{FD} Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John ‘Rocket Man’ CD at Trump’s request

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Liberal states impose new individual mandate ahead of ObamaCare rollback

As the individual mandate penalty disappears for Americans in January, a growing number of liberal states are moving to enact their own individual mandates requiring residents to purchase health insurance Continue reading

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{FD} DHS touts drop in border crossings amid ‘zero tolerance’ push

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that border apprehensions dropped by 18 percent last month after the Trump administration implemented its “zero-tolerance policy” toward illegal immigrants crossing the border. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill Shine, former Fox News executive, named deputy White House chief of staff

President Trump has formally named former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as White House deputy chief of staff. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan pleads guilty to bank fraud in deal with prosecutors

Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats whose federal court case has drawn the interest of President Trump and other Republicans, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bank fraud in a plea deal as prosecutors said they “uncovered no evide… Continue reading

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{FD} Trump orders flags at half-staff in honor of Capital Gazette victims

President Trump on Tuesday ordered American flags lowered in honor of the victims of last week’s shooting rampage at a Maryland newspaper, after the mayor of Annapolis claimed the president initially rejected a request to do so. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls Maxine Waters ‘corrupt,’ says she’s becoming the ‘face’ of the Democratic Party

President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters as “one of the most corrupt people in politics” while arguing the outspoken liberal is becoming “the face” of the Democratic Party as the midterm elections heat up. Continue reading

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{FD} Nunes wants 10 officials who served during Obama administration to testify on Russia probe

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is calling for 10 government officials who served at the State Department or White House during the Obama administration to testify in Congress about the Russia probe as he investigates possible governme… Continue reading

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{FD} Mueller, Flynn give vague response when judge demands answers on sentencing delays

Both sides in the special counsel’s case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn are staying tight-lipped after a judge demanded information about why Flynn’s sentencing is once again being delayed. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump assembles Supreme Court confirmation team, as left wages preemptive war over pick

The White House on Monday mobilized a team to support President Trump’s soon-to-be announced Supreme Court pick, as Democrats launch pre-emptive attacks against Trump’s future choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump interviews 4 Supreme Court candidates, as left wages preemptive war over pick

President Trump said Monday he interviewed four potential candidates for Supreme Court, moving swiftly to choose a nominee as Democrats launch preemptive attacks against his eventual pick to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy. Continue reading

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{FD} Prank caller gets Trump on phone by impersonating Dem senator

A comedian known for his work on “The Howard Stern Show” says he was patched through to President Trump on Air Force One this week after impersonating a Democratic senator on the telephone. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: Journalists should not have to fear being ‘violently attacked while doing their job’

President Trump on Friday responded to the “horrific shooting” Thursday at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland by saying journalists should not be targeted for attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Abolish ICE’ goes mainstream as Gillibrand, de Blasio back calls

The idea was once relegated to the far-left. But the liberal push to abolish the federal agency that enforces federal immigration laws is going mainstream in the Democratic Party, with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio adding th… Continue reading

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{FD} Putnam, DeSantis spar over Trump support, shootings in Fox News GOP debate in Florida

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Rep. Ron DeSantis sparred Thursday in Fox News’ Florida Republican gubernatorial debate over their support for President Trump, while Putnam argued he’s more focused on local issues than his opponent and D… Continue reading

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{FD} Dem congresswoman among anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office building

Washington Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal is among the numerous female protesters who were arrested inside a Capitol office building on Thursday while demonstrating against President Trump’s illegal immigration policies. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump: ‘Already started’ considering possible replacements for Justice Kennedy

President Trump said Thursday his administration has already begun the process of considering possible replacements for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, calling it “the most important decision a president can make.” Continue reading

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{FD} House approves resolution demanding DOJ documents by July 6

The House on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution insisting the Justice Department comply with committee subpoenas for documents related to the Russia investigation by July 6. Continue reading

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{FD} Kennedy retirement kicks speculation over Supreme Court replacement into high gear

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement kick-started rampant speculation about who President Trump will pick for what could be the most consequential appointment of his presidency. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP compromise immigration bill defeated on House floor

A sprawling, compromise GOP immigration bill that would have provided a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants while directing $25 billion for the construction of President Trump’s border wall failed in the House on Wednesday, despite encoura… Continue reading

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{FD} Federal judge in Virginia rejects Paul Manafort’s efforts to dismiss case

A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday rejected a motion from President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to dismiss the charges against him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Continue reading

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{FD} Romney eyes comeback in Utah race as voters in 7 states head to polls

Mitt Romney, who moved to Utah to run for the Senate this year, was poised Tuesday to win the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, as seven states hold primaries or runoffs across the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Maxine Waters’ GOP rival seeks traction over her inflammatory comments

The 29-year-old Republican seeking to oust longtime California Rep. Maxine Waters from her congressional seat in November is seizing on the Democrat’s inflammatory, anti-Trump comments to try to bolster his longshot bid. Continue reading

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{FD} Reality Winner, former NSA contractor accused of leaking documents, pleads guilty

Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking classified information to journalists, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors. Continue reading

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{FD} Under fire, Maxine Waters denies she called for ‘harming people’ in Trump administration

A defiant Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is not backing down from her weekend comments calling for people to confront members of the Trump administration at gas stations and anywhere else they’re seen in public. Continue reading

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{FD} Chelsea Manning leaking support in uphill Senate race against Cardin

Famed leaker Chelsea Manning attracted national news coverage in announcing plans earlier this year to challenge longtime Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin from the left in the Democratic primary. Continue reading

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