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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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{FD} Chris Christie spars with constituent outside voting site

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie engaged in another heated argument with a constituent on Tuesday after voting in the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump orders flags flown at half-staff for Texas church shooting victims

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President Trump Sunday ordered all flags on public grounds to be flown at half-staff until Thursday in honor of the 26 people killed and 20 others wounded in a mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Bernie Sanders campaign manager: ‘I don’t think any of us imagined’ Clinton’s team controlled the DNC

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The former campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said he had no idea that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was effectively running the Democratic National Committee months before Clinton secured the Democratic nomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Student injured in NYC terror attack went to school the next day to keep perfect attendance record

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A 17-year-old student who was injured in the New York City terror attack on Tuesday went to school the next day to keep his perfect attendance record. Continue reading

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{FD} Hillary Clinton says ‘I have a great chapter about Russia’ in my book when asked about Mueller indictments

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Former Democratic presidential nominee and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday brushed off questions about the unsealing of the first indictments under special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, pointing reporters to her latest book for co… Continue reading

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{FD} Nancy Pelosi endorses Dianne Feinstein for re-election to Senate, heading off possible primary challengers

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backed fellow Californian Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} President Trump, first lady meet mini-Melania trick-or-treater

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump got into the Halloween holiday spirit Monday when they hosted a trick-or-treat event at the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} California clears first hurdle to breaking into three states

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California has cleared its first hurdle to going from one state to three smaller states. Continue reading

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{FD} Clinton campaign, DNC violated law by funding Trump dossier, FEC complaint alleges

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The Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign committee violated campaign finance laws after they failed to disclose payments linked to the so-called “Trump dossier,” alleged a complaint filed with the Federal Elect… Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat Joe Manchin wants Hillary Clinton to stay out of West Virginia as he vies for re-election

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said it “wouldn’t be wise” for Hillary Clinton to campaign for him in his home state of West Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing ‘fake news’ under Dem plan

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Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined “disinformation,” and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be… Continue reading

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{FD} Jeff Sessions sends Justice Department lawyer to Iowa to prosecute murder of transgender teen

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sending a Justice Department federal hate crimes lawyer to help prosecute the murder of a transgender teenager in Iowa, according to a report Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Dem Sen. Murphy: Trump’s plan to end ObamaCare subsidies is ‘health care arson’

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Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy called President Trump’s decision to end cost share reduction payments “healthcare arson.” Continue reading

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{FD} Potential Democratic 2020 hopefuls took donations from Harvey Weinstein

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A number of high-profile Democrats rumored to be considering bids for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020 accepted donations from Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who admitted on Thursday to a history of sexual harassment against women. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrats propose banning ‘bump stocks’ like the ones used in Las Vegas shooting

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Senate Democrats Wednesday introduced legislation to ban “bump stock” devices, which were used by the Las Vegas shooter to increase the rate of bullets fired on a crowd attending a country music concert. Continue reading

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{FD} White House investigates third private email account affiliated with Ivanka Trump, Kushner family

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White House officials are investigating emails affiliated with a previously unreported email account used by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both of whom are White House advisers, just after launching an investigation into private email use among White… Continue reading

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{FD} Steve Scalise’s prayer after being shot: ‘God, please don’t let my daughter have to walk up the aisle alone’

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise thought of his daughter while he was bleeding out on a baseball field in Alexandria, Va. in June and prayed he’d be able to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Continue reading

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{FD} White House to glow pink for National ****** Cancer Awareness Month

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The White House will turn a different shade Sunday to highlight National ****** Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines

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President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds: Every legal Mexican immigrant sponsors six more to US

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While President Trump has his eyes on curbing illegal immigration, federal rules are allowing legal immigrants to “sponsor” several more family members from their countries, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigration costing record $135 billion a year, study shows

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The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on … Continue reading

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{FD} Melania Trump bullied over pink dress

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First lady Melania Trump became a victim of cyberbullies after she donned a hot pink, oversized dress to a United Nations luncheon Wednesday, where she gave a speech about the dangers of bullying. Continue reading

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{FD} Melania Trump cyberbullied over pink dress

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First lady Melania Trump became a victim of cyberbullies after she donned a hot pink, oversized dress to a United Nations luncheon Wednesday, where she gave a speech about the dangers of bullying. Continue reading

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{FD} John Kerry doesn’t rule out 2020 White House run

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Former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he has no plans to run for president in 2020, but didn’t rule out the idea. Continue reading

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{FD} Watch: Chuck Schumer caught on hot mic saying Trump ‘likes us’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was caught on a hot mic Thursday saying, “He likes us. Continue reading

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{FD} Donald Trump Jr. slams Michael Moore for asking if Mar-a-Lago opened as shelter during Irma

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Donald Trump Jr. fired back at liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who questioned whether President Trump’s Florida resort opened as a shelter when Hurricane Irma hit the state. Continue reading

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{FD} John Legend denies casting call for ‘out of shape’ Americans to play Trump supporters

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Singer and actor John Legend was seeking older, overweight Americans to cast as Trump supporters for an upcoming music video, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} John Legend music video needs ‘out of shape’ Americans to play Trump supporters, report says

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Singer and actor John Legend is seeking older, overweight Americans to cast as Trump supporters for an upcoming music video, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Border Patrol checkpoint in New Hampshire nets arrests of 25 illegal immigrants

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Border Patrol agents and law enforcement officers arrested 25 illegal immigrants, including 14 Colombian citizens, during a three-day checkpoint operation in central New Hampshire over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Book claims Hillary Clinton ‘put up with’ Bill ‘grabbing, groping women’

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On a day when Hillary Clinton is winning headlines for calling President Trump a “creep” in excerpts of her upcoming book released to MSNBC, another book set for release next week said she put up with Bill Clinton’s creepy groping of women. Continue reading

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{FD} Jefferson Memorial exhibit update will acknowledge slavery record

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An exhibit alongside the nation’s chief memorial to Thomas Jefferson will receive an update that reflects “the complexity” of his status as a founder of the United States and a slaveholder, according to stewards of the National Mall. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine Gov. LePage: Removing Confederate statues is like taking down 9/11 memorials

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Maine Gov. LePage: Removing Confederate statues is like taking down 9/11 memorials. Continue reading

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{FD} Ann Coulter cheers Trump: ‘Today we got our leader back’

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Conservative author Ann Coulter praised Trump on Tuesday after he publicly denounced the “alt-left” for contributing to violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Democratic congressman arrested outside White House during rally for illegal immigrants

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday during a rally demonstrating support for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Continue reading

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