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{FD} Mattis hits back at Trump’s ‘Democrat’ claim: ‘I’ve never registered for any political party’

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis rejected the notion that he was aligned with one political party, pushing back after President Trump questioned his future plans at the Pentagon because he is “sort of a Democrat.” Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia Sen. David Perdue grabs student’s phone while being asked about voter suppression

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{FD} Melania Trump: Talk about my actions, not my fashion

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{FD} ACLU launches $1 million ad campaign opposing Kavanaugh

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The American Civil Liberties Union is spending $1 million on an advertisement campaign to discourage the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading

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{FD} Grassley rebukes Dem Sen. Coons for sending ‘tabloid’ Kavanaugh allegations

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has rebuked Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., after Coons submitted new allegations to Grassley involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, said the allegations had “all the m… Continue reading

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{FD} Parkland victim’s dad: No, Alyssa Milano, the NRA did not kill my daughter

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{FD} Restaurant where anti-Kavanaugh protesters disrupted Ted Cruz’s dinner hires security

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The upscale Italian restaurant Fiola has hired security guards after protesters confronted Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife, Heidi, as they prepared to dine there. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Hirono’s campaign apologizes for fundraising email sent during Ford testimony

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A Democratic senator’s campaign apologized Thursday for sending out an email seeking donations in response to the allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, testified to the Senat… Continue reading

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{FD} H.R. McMaster dishes on two reasons for leaks: ‘One of them was to damage the president’

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Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke Tuesday of two reasons for leaks he’s observed — addressing a national security issue he grappled with while working in the Trump administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Murders, violent crimes dipped in 2017, FBI says

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The number of murders and other violent crimes committed dipped slightly last year, according to new crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sean Spicer bashes ‘SNL’ for its Trump treatment: ‘I think they’ve kind of crossed that line’

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer agrees with “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Chevy Chase that the popular late-night variety TV show has lost its good humor. Continue reading

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{FD} George W. Bush to hit GOP midterm campaign trail

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Former President George W. Bush is joining the fundraising trail ahead of the midterm elections. Continue reading

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{FD} John Kerry suggests John Edwards ‘didn’t measure up’ as 2004 running mate

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry said in new comments that he regrets picking former Sen. John Edwards to be his running mate while a top the 2004 Democratic ticket. Continue reading

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{FD} Elizabeth Warren to introduce the ‘Accountable Capitalism Act’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at making the nation’s largest companies accountable to employees and their local communities, not just shareholders. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff Joe on Sacha Baron Cohen interview: ‘I made a bad mistake’

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PHOENIX — Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits that he made a “bad mistake” by allowing himself to be interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen as part of an undercover television show. Continue reading

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{FD} Green Party spoiler candidate in Ohio special election claims to be descended from aliens

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The Green Party congressional candidate who could prove to be a spoiler in Tuesday night’s special election in Ohio claims to be descended from aliens. Continue reading

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{FD} Democratic senator breaks with liberals on abolishing ICE: ‘Terrible idea’

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Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in an interview Monday broke with his liberal base, opposing single-payer healthcare and rejecting calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Continue reading

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{FD} Chuck Schumer asks George W. Bush to release Kavanaugh’s White House records

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent a letter to former President George W. Bush on Friday calling on him to authorize the release of records stemming from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time working in the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump 2020, outside groups raise $32.7 million in just 3 months, small donors rule

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President Trump’s re-election campaign and groups backing his agenda raised nearly $33 million in just the last three months, an explosion of support driven by small donors, the groups have reported to the Federal Election Commission. Continue reading

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{FD} Bill, Hillary Clinton surprise passengers by flying commercial to New York

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Former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton surprised onlookers at a Washington-area airport on Sunday by taking a commercial flight to New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Eric Trump rushes into NYC traffic to save ailing woman

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An ordinary morning in New York City last week for President Trump’s son Eric Trump abruptly turned frantic when he rushed to the aid of a woman who passed out near a train station, dodging rush-hour traffic to chase down a passing ambulance. Continue reading

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{FD} Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Dem senator who warned far left can’t win the Midwest

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-declared socialist who defeated fourth-ranking House Democrat Joe Crowley of New York last week, shot back Sunday at a sitting Democratic senator who questioned the efficacy of embracing the far left in a presidential… Continue reading

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{FD} Dem Civil War: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Dem senator who warned far left can’t win the Midwest

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the self-declared socialist who defeated fourth-ranking House Democrat Joe Crowley of New York last week, shot back Sunday at a sitting Democratic senator who questioned the efficacy of embracing the far left in a presidential… Continue reading

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{FD} California governor signs soda tax ban into law

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California cities and counties are banned from taxing sodas and other sugary drinks for the next 12 years under a bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Continue reading

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{FD} Kirsten Gillibrand backs abolishing ICE: It has become a ‘deportation force’

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said she supports abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement because it has become a “deportation force.” Continue reading

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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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