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{FD} Bernie Sanders: Starbucks CEO ‘dead wrong’ on government-run healthcare

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Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders says outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is “dead wrong” for saying that moving to a healthcare system fully funded by the government isn’t realistic. Continue reading

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{FD} Bernie Sanders: Starbucks CEO ‘dead wrong’ on government-run health care

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Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders says outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is “dead wrong” for saying that moving to a healthcare system fully funded by the government isn’t realistic. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds sued for grabbing US citizen’s life savings after airport strip-search

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His American dream was helping his family in Albania. It ended when he walked through security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} James Clapper: ‘Would not have been appropriate’ for me to warn candidate Trump about Russian interference

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he believes it would have been inappropriate for him to speak to then-candidate Donald Trump about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading

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{FD} Sarah Sanders gets choked up answering question from student reporter about school shootings

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders fought back tears after a student asked her about what the Trump administration is doing to combat gun violence in schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Sinkhole appears on White House north lawn

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A small sinkhole has begun to form on the north lawn of the White House this past week, and a reporter has been tracking its progression. Continue reading

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{FD} Jared Kushner scores first major bipartisan deal for Trump in Congress

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An effort led by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner to both increase prison security and provide a pathway out for some 4,000 well-behaved prisoners has scored a major, and lopsided, victory, the first major bipartisan deal for the Trump White Ho… Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland ObamaCare insurers ask for rate increases up to 91 percent

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Maryland’s Obamacare insurers are asking for a 30 percent average rate increase for 2019, with some plans seeking hikes as high as 91 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘God **** you to hell,’ Michael Caputo tells Senate intel panel

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Republican consultant and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, “God **** you to hell,” during an interview as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Sonia Sotomayor to undergo shoulder surgery

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will undergo surgery on her shoulder Tuesday morning after injuring herself in a fall this month, the court said. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge gives Trump administration 90 days to explain move to end DACA

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A federal judge condemned President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as “unlawful,” saying its justification for doing so has been “virtually unexplained.” Continue reading

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{FD} Comey memos could land Rosenstein in contempt of Congress: Top Democrat

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The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is poised to subpoena the Justice Department for former FBI Director James Comey’s memos, which the agency so far has failed to produce. Continue reading

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{FD} Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

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A “good friend” of former FBI Director James Comey’s said he is “very much” looking forward to what the upcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the Clinton email investigation has to say about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch — the… Continue reading

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{FD} Senators introduce new war powers resolution days after Syria strike

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Lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced new Authorization for the Use of Military Force legislation to replace current war authorizations from 2001 and 2002 that have not been revised since they were passed. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump asks judge to block evidence seized in raid on Michael Cohen’s apartment

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President Trump’s attorneys want a federal judge to throw out all evidence seized in the raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama national security spokesman: Trump ‘was handed a mess’ with Syria

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Former President Barack Obama’s National Security Council spokesman admitted President Trump “was handed a mess” with Syria, but added Trump still hasn’t curbed the brutality of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative senators race to EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s defense

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Conservative senators on Thursday raced to defend embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who is being scrutinized by the White House for arranging a controversial condo rental agreement with the wife of an energy lobbyist. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP Rep. Ryan Costello drops bid for re-election

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Rep. Ryan Costello, R-Pa., will not seek reelection in November, the two-term congressman confirmed Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sessions directs prosecutors to seek death penalty in certain drug cases

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is encouraging all U.S. attorneys to pursue the death penalty in certain drug cases, hours after President Trump said this option needs to be considered more. Continue reading

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{FD} California teacher put on leave for asking if schools would allow walkouts to protest abortion

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California high school history teacher Julianne Benzel was put on paid leave after questioning in front of her students whether school administrations would let a group of students protesting abortion walk out of class in the middle of the school day l… Continue reading

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{FD} Pence: US made ‘zero concessions’ to bring North Korea to the table

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Vice President Pence said Friday that the Trump administration made no concessions to North Korea as a condition for having President Trump meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming months. Continue reading

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{FD} Parkland student: CNN gave me ‘scripted’ questions on guns

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Colton Haab, a Junior ROTC student and survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. last week, said he going to participate in the CNN town hall Wednesday night, but decided not to when he said the network provided him with a list of “scripted que… Continue reading

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{FD} 20 states sue Trump administration to end Obamacare after mandate repeal

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Twenty states are suing the Trump administration over the individual mandate in Obamacare that obligates people have health insurance or pay a fine, seeking an end to the entire law. Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Wolff abruptly ends TV interview when asked about Trump affair allegation

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Michael Wolff, author of the sensational Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House book, abruptly ended an interview with Australia’s “Today” show after the anchor asked him about a rumor Wolff spread that President Trump was having an extramarital a… Continue reading

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{FD} RNC chair: Raising gun purchase age to 21 is ‘on the table’

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel believes that raising the age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21 is “on the table” as Republicans toss out potential legislative ideas in response to last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. McD… Continue reading

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{FD} Michelle Obama memoir to be released in November

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Former first lady Michelle Obama’s forthcoming memoir will hit shelves around the world Nov. 13, Penguin Random House announced Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Rep. Zeldin bill would revoke US citizenship of MS-13, other gang members

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A Republican House lawmaker has proposed new legislation that would revoke the citizenship of people who came to the U.S. as immigrants if they are involved in gang activity. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Department launches task force to examine election interference

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday announced the creation of a cyber task force to study election interference efforts, and wants the group to issue a report by the end of June. Continue reading

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{FD} Jennifer Lawrence to take yearlong break from acting to ‘fix our democracy’

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Jennifer Lawrence is quitting acting for a year so she can devote her time to effort to help “fix our democracy,” according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Magazine ripped for Clarence Thomas impeachment push

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Political pundits have savaged a New York magazine article re-litigating the case for Supreme Court associate justice Clarence Thomas’ impeachment, which purportedly cites new evidence Thomas lied under oath about Anita Hill during his confirmation hea… Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Bob Casey: Mueller would be ‘mistaken’ to release final Russia report close to midterms

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Sen. Bob Casey believes it would be a mistake for special counsel Robert Mueller to release his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election near the fall midterm elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Cold War-era B-52 bomber will outlive younger, sleeker rivals

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The Air Force on Monday revealed its long-range plan to eventually jettison its supersonic B-1 and stealthy B-2 bombers earlier than planned while keeping the venerable B-52, an aging Cold War workhorse that first flew in 1954 and was last built in 196… Continue reading

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{FD} Mike Pence says US will soon unveil ‘toughest’ sanctions on North Korea ever

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TOKYO — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to halt order striking down congressional map

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court striking down the state’s congressional map. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump torches Evan McMullin, calling him a ‘clown,’ ‘guy that nobody ever heard of’: Report

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Without disclosing names, President Trump appeared to take a jab at Evan McMullin, who ran as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election, on Thursday night at a Republican National Committee meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Wa… Continue reading

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{FD} Rep. Wilson boasts Trump will not be ‘honored with my presence’ at SOTU

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Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson won’t be attending President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday because she doesn’t think he deserves to be honored. Continue reading

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{FD} FedEx investing $3.2B in employee wages, bonuses, pensions, expanding US operations

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The FedEx Corporation announced Friday it will invest more than $3.2 billion in employee wage increases, bonuses, pension funding, and increase its investment in the U.S. as a result of the Republican tax reforms. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama House passes bill that would kill special elections for US Senate vacancies

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Alabama’s House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would end special elections to fill vacancies for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats. Continue reading

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{FD} Former staffers admit to circulating lewd photos of Democratic rep, husband

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Former employees of Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I., pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to distributing lewd images of the Virgin Islands congresswoman and her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump DOJ asks Supreme Court to overturn DACA ruling

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The Department of Justice on Thursday formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling to block, in part, the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Continue reading

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{FD} Likely meteor sighted in Detroit, illuminating sky and shaking houses

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Houses across the metro Detroit area shook and a flash of light illuminated the sky as what appeared to be a meteor flew over the area Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Environmental group may have to register as foreign agents

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U.S. environmental activists who are working to halt the production and use of fossil fuels could be required to register as foreign agents if Congress gets serious about enforcing an existing law. Continue reading

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{FD} Frederica Wilson won’t attend Trump’s State of the Union: ‘It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him’

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Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address later this month, months after she quarreled with the White House in the wake of the death of Army Sgt. Continue reading

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{FD} Condoleezza Rice: Let’s not turn women into snowflakes in wake of #MeToo movement

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Former George W. Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has issued a warning about the dangers of coddling women in the wake of the #MeToo movement, saying it could have a negative impact on their careers. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Star Wars’ references stripped from Pentagon memo

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A Pentagon memo saturated with “Star Wars” references was recalled and stripped of its allusions to the galaxy far, far away, according to a report Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

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Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona. Continue reading

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{FD} North, South Korea agree to talks aimed at reducing military tensions

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North Korea has agreed to “actively cooperate” with South Korea in talks to reduce military tensions ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Continue reading

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{FD} Tom Steyer not running in 2018, will funnel $30M into races to boost Democrats

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Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer will not run for office in 2018, but plans to funnel $30 million into congressional races as he attempts to flip Republican seats in Congress to the Democrats. Continue reading

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{FD} FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels Consumer Electronics Show appearance over death threats

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Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, canceled a speaking engagement at a major technology industry event days before it was scheduled to place because of death threats, according to a report Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Roy Moore accuser sues him for defamation after attacks

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Leigh Corfman, one of the women who accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, is suing Moore and his campaign for defamation due to the sharp personal attacks she encountered after coming forward with her allegations. Continue reading

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