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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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{FD} Professor who called for ‘white genocide’ says NYU has hired him

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George Ciccariello-Maher, the professor who once tweeted “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” claims to have been hired as a visiting scholar by New York University’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Continue reading

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{FD} Roy Moore’s Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones, raised money for his campaign

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The Jewish attorney that Roy Moore’s wife touted employing in an attempt to fight off claims of anti-semitism is actually a longtime friend and supporter of Senator-elect Doug Jones, who defeated Moore last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff’s deputy killed, 4 other deputies injured in Colorado shooting

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Multiple sheriff’s deputies were shot south of Denver Sunday morning after responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex, the Douglas County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Mike Pence’s Christmas neighbors in Colorado hang ‘Make America Gay Again’ banner

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Residents of a house near where Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen are staying for the Christmas holiday hung a “Make America Gay Again” banner. Continue reading

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{FD} Pew: Trump media coverage three times more negative than for Obama

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The media’s coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, more than three times more critical than the initial coverage of former President Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump administration set to unveil $1 trillion infrastructure proposal in 2018

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For the rest of December, Washington Examiner reporters will be exploring what 2018 has in store in a number of areas, from the White House and Congress to energy and defense. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump wishes the entire world a merry Christmas

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President Trump on Monday tweeted out a short video of himself and first lady Melania Trump wishing people all over the world a merry Christmas. Continue reading

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{FD} Mitch McConnell mocks ‘political genius’ of Steve Bannon for losing Alabama Senate seat

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday took a swipe at former President Trump adviser Steve Bannon when he was asked about Bannon’s effort to elect Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents upset over surprise school visit by Ivanka Trump

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A surprise school visit by Ivanka Trump drew ire from parents of a Connecticut academy who wanted to yank their children from class to protest the first daughter and White House adviser’s father, President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} IRS to get massive new workload when GOP tax bill becomes law

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If and when President Trump signs the GOP tax bill, he will also be setting up the IRS for a major test. Continue reading

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{FD} CNN’s Acosta accuses Sanders of intimidation, threats

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta claimed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders threatened to curtail his media access if he shouted a question at President Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Jerry Brown: Trump doesn’t fear ‘the wrath of God’

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California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday President Trump’s apparent lack of fear “of the wrath of God” explains his denial of climate change. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI says Sessions didn’t have to reveal Russia talks

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The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge in Michael Flynn case recuses himself

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The judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn has recused himself from the case. Continue reading

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{FD} CFPB’s ‘NSA-like’ surveillance in limbo with leadership tussle

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The ongoing fight for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may have significant effects on the bureau’s mass acquisition of private financial records, according to privacy advocates. Continue reading

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{FD} States push to ban bump stocks after federal effort fizzles

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State legislatures are taking steps on their own to ban or restrict access to bump stocks, after several of them were found at the scene of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, and were believed to have helped the gunman, Stephen Paddock, effectively turn hi… Continue reading

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{FD} John Conyers steps down from House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations

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Michigan Rep. John Conyers will step down from his post as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the longtime lawmaker. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillary Clinton: Obama’s record made it hard to run on ‘agenda of change’

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Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that her inability to run on an “agenda of change,” coming off of President Barack Obama’s two terms, was a significant problem for her 2016 campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism

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President Trump plans to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, years after the hermit nation was removed from the list during the George W. Bush administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign

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Two prominent members of Minnesota’s Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign his Senate seat following allegations of sexual misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Franken accuser accepts his apology

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Leeann Tweeden said Thursday she accepts Sen. Al Franken’s, D-Minn., apology for groping her when the two were on a USO tour in 2006, but said the senator had other chances to apologize for his behavior and never did. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Franken accuser hints at possible second victim

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The woman who accused Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., of sexual assault in 2006 said she had reason to believe there may be at least one other victim. Continue reading

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{FD} Waukesha County Democrats briefly tweet support for Al Franken’s resignation

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The Democratic Party of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, has apparently posted and deleted a tweet asking Democrats to join them in demanding Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Continue reading

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{FD} Jeff Sessions zings James Comey for talking ‘more than he should’ about Russian meddling

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said former FBI Director James Comey talked “more than he should” have when he spoke to lawmakers in March about an FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} Jeff Sessions vows: ‘We will not be infected by politics or bias’

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vowed that his department would not be driven by politics, and that he is striving to give people the confidence that it is driven by the rule of law, and not servitude to one political party or another. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Trump aides frustrated that Carter Page transcript was released

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Former Trump campaign aides Michael Caputo and Roger Stone both say they’re at a loss as to why the testimony of fellow aide Carter Page was released by the House Intelligence Committee, but their testimonies continue to be withheld, even though both m… Continue reading

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{FD} Japan’s Shinzo Abe took a tumble during golf outing — and Trump didn’t notice

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Video emerged this week of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe playing golf with President Trump during the latter’s trip to Asia. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine Gov. Paul LePage to hold up Obamacare Medicaid expansion after voters OK it

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he would not move to expand Medicaid in the state until lawmakers find a way to pay for it, a day after voters advanced a move to expand the program through a ballot measure. Continue reading

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{FD} Donna Brazile: Jake Tapper betrayed me after debate questions controversy

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Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said she felt betrayed by CNN anchor Jake Tapper in the controversy over her decision to share Democratic debate questions with Hillary Clinton last year, an act she has since admitted. Continue reading

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{FD} Danica Roem to be Virginia’s first transgender state lawmaker, unseating bathroom bill sponsor

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Democrat Danica Roem has been elected Virginia’s first openly transgender lawmaker, defeating an incumbent candidate who sponsored an anti-transgender bathroom bill. Continue reading

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{FD} Team Clinton giddy over Democrats’ big day in 2017 state, local elections

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Top figures in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, one year after experiencing a shocking defeat, were elated at the Democrats’ strong performance in the 2017 state and local elections. Continue reading

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