Elon Musk cleared of defamation in ‘pedo guy’ tweet trial
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Elon Musk cleared of defamation in ‘pedo guy’ tweet trial
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Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave last year, had sought […]

Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said. Pelosi’s announcement is a […]

Key takeaways on the House Judiciary Committee’s 1st hearing on Trump’s impeachment
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Key takeaways on the House Judiciary Committee’s 1st hearing on Trump’s impeachment
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The impeachment inquiry moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with a panel of constitutional scholars tackling the million dollar question in the debate: Do President Donald Trump’s actions warrant impeachment under the Constitution? Three of the witnesses were lawyers handpicked by the Democratic majority: Pamela Khan, a professor at Stanford Law School; Michael […]

Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday after Trudeau appeared to mock the president during a reception at Buckingham Palace. The president also canceled a news conference that was scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NATO summit. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to […]

Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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President Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from NATO and once called it “obsolete,” surprised many by kicking off a two-day visit to London on Tuesday for the transatlantic alliance’s annual summit by defending it against criticism from France. After French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggested that NATO had suffered “brain death,” Mr. Trump called […]

Harris’ aides believe Gabbard attacks accelerated 2020 woes: report
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Harris’ aides believe Gabbard attacks accelerated 2020 woes: report
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Advisers to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., believe that her plunge in the polls over the summer was accelerated by a withering attack in a primary debate in July by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that left the then-front-runner reeling and donors “alarmed,” according to a new report about her struggling presidential bid. In a lengthy deep-dive […]

Trump says peace talks with Taliban have resumed during surprise visit to Afghanistan
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Trump says peace talks with Taliban have resumed during surprise visit to Afghanistan
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On a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Thursday, President Trump said that the United States has reopened peace talks with the Taliban – just three months after the president scuttled negotiations between Washington and the Afghan insurgents following a terror attack that killed 11 people, including one U.S. soldier. Trump, who made his first trip […]

Why exuberant Hong Kong protesters are waving American flags
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Why exuberant Hong Kong protesters are waving American flags
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters waving American flags filled the streets Thursday to celebrate President Donald Trump’s signing of a law that supports their months-long movement. Images and video footage from the semi-autonomous city showed thousands of protesters out to praise the action, with many waving or adorning red, white and blue flags. President Trump on […]

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan’s president. Reporters were under strict […]

Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Now a Florida resident, President Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami on Tuesday. During the rally, Mr. Trump continued to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid. The rally was Mr. Trump’s first in the state since he […]

Trump welcomes Conan, hero dog from al-Baghdadi raid, to White House
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Trump welcomes Conan, hero dog from al-Baghdadi raid, to White House
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At the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump welcomed Conan — the hero dog from the raid that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After emerging from the Oval Office with the dog and a handler, Vice President Mike Pence, and first lady Melania Trump, Trump spoke to reporters […]

Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Washington — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that frames his candidacy as the best hope for defeating President Trump. Bloomberg’s first minute-long advertisement will debut nationally on “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening, and appear again on NBC Sunday […]

Former Trump adviser John Bolton returns to Twitter with cryptic message
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Former Trump adviser John Bolton returns to Twitter with cryptic message
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After a more than two-month hiatus from Twitter, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is back on the platform with a cryptic message amid the impeachment probe. “Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months. For the backstory, stay tuned……..” he Tweeted on Friday. He later tweeted, “since resigning […]

Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested
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Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested
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Michigan on Friday halted the sale of marijuana vaping products until they are tested for a compound that has been identified as a culprit in e-cigarette-related lung illnesses. The state Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s emergency rules, which prohibit vitamin E acetate, apply to existing medical marijuana businesses and those in the process of being licensed to […]

Key takeaways from day 5 of the public impeachment hearings
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Key takeaways from day 5 of the public impeachment hearings
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It’s day No. 5 of the House impeachment hearings and the last day of testimony scheduled by Democrats so far. Testifying on Thursday were Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the White House’s National Security Council and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine. Lt. Col. Alexander […]

MSNBC’s Dem debate ratings suffer after marathon impeachment hearings
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MSNBC’s Dem debate ratings suffer after marathon impeachment hearings
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MSNBC’s presidential primary debate featuring the top 10 Democrats seeking the White House drew only 6.5 million viewers on Wednesday, making it the lowest-watched debate among total viewers of the 2020 election cycle, according to early Nielsen data. “Having 6.5 million viewers tune into your broadcast is never anything to sneeze at, but it’s still […]

5 takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate
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5 takeaways from the 5th Democratic debate
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The Democratic primary’s top 10 polling candidates appeared in Atlanta and the debate matchup featured a night of mostly civil exchanges over the party’s policy rifts and plenty of tailored pitches as the candidates continued to court a still unsettled electorate less than three months before the first primaries. In one of the last primary […]

Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony
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Key takeaways from the impeachment hearings on day 4 of public testimony
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Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was President Donald Trump’s handpicked dealmaker on Ukraine, according to his fellow impeachment witnesses. On Wednesday, he testified publicly for the first time under subpoena. Sondland is considered a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine. Trump wanted Ukraine President Volodymyr […]

Democratic debate: Top tier clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019
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Democratic debate: Top tier clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019
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The fifth Democratic primary debate convened 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night in Georgia, a state trending more purple due in part to shifting demographics, as the splintered field struggles to confront the party’s mounting concerns over defeating President Donald Trump and more Democrats both formally and potentially join the fold. The showdown, one of […]

5 key takeaways from impeachment hearings on Day 3
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5 key takeaways from impeachment hearings on Day 3
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It’s week No. 2 in public hearings on the House impeachment inquiry, and the public gets to hear from witnesses who were listening to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Testifying Tuesday morning were Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert, and Jennifer Williams, a […]

Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire
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Prince Andrew’s efforts to put scandal behind him backfire
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Prince Andrew’s effort to put the Jeffrey Epstein scandal behind him may have instead done him irreparable harm. While aides are trying to put the best face on his widely criticized interview with the BBC, royal watchers are asking whether he can survive the public relations disaster and remain a working member of the royal […]

Obama takes veiled shot at Warren and Sanders, warns 2020 Dems Americans don’t want to ‘tear down the system’
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Obama takes veiled shot at Warren and Sanders, warns 2020 Dems Americans don’t want to ‘tear down the system’
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Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to pay attention to what voters actually think — warning that most of them don’t want to “tear down the system.” “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it’s important for us […]

Tlaib frantically asked campaign for personal money, messages show, as ethics probes announced
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Tlaib frantically asked campaign for personal money, messages show, as ethics probes announced
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The House Ethics Committee on Thursday released a trove of striking internal campaign communications sent in 2018 by Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, in which Tlaib urgently requested money from her congressional campaign to defray personal expenses — and, a government watchdog said, possibly violated federal law in the process. The document dump was related […]

8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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Washington — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from her post earlier this year, testified Friday in the second day of public impeachment hearings. Yovanovitch said she was the victim of a smear campaign led by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and “foreign corrupt interests” in Ukraine — a […]

Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Brown star Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and striking him on the head during the final seconds of Thursday Night Football. Garrett will be suspended at least through the regular season and postseason for his actions, the league said in a […]

Roger Stone found guilty on all 7 counts
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Roger Stone found guilty on all 7 counts
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President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and onetime campaign adviser, Roger Stone, was convicted in the only remaining case from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Jurors have returned a guilty verdict on all of seven counts including five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstruction of a proceeding. […]

Fox News beats all broadcast, cable networks in impeachment hearing viewership
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Fox News beats all broadcast, cable networks in impeachment hearing viewership
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Fox News’ coverage of the first day of impeachment hearings Wednesday outperformed all broadcast and cable news networks in total viewers, according to early Nielsen Media Research data. Fox News Channel’s coverage, led by Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Bill Hemmer, Sandra Smith and Dana Perino, averaged 2.9 million viewers between 10 […]

ABC News, CBS News face growing backlash over handling of Epstein leaker
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ABC News, CBS News face growing backlash over handling of Epstein leaker
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ABC News and CBS News are both facing a firestorm of criticism over their response to a leaked video featuring ABC anchor Amy Robach complaining that the network had spiked an interview with a prominent accuser of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Earlier this week, reports circulated that ABC had identified the employee suspected of leaking […]

5 key takeaways from the 1st day of the public impeachment hearing
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5 key takeaways from the 1st day of the public impeachment hearing
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The House on Wednesday convened its first impeachment hearing in more than 20 years. Testifying was William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the State Department’s top career official tasked with Ukraine policy. Here are the key takeaways: New details involving another Trump phone call Much of Wednesday’s testimony recounted details […]

Hillary Clinton says ‘many, many, many people’ want her to join 2020 Democratic primary
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Hillary Clinton says ‘many, many, many people’ want her to join 2020 Democratic primary
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Hillary Clinton continued to stir speculation on Tuesday that she could make a late entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, saying “many, many, many people” are pressuring her to consider a third run for the White House. The former secretary of state said during an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live that she hasn’t […]

Trevor Noah asks Hillary Clinton: ‘How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?’
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Trevor Noah asks Hillary Clinton: ‘How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?’
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“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah mocked the right-wing conspiracies surrounding the Clintons, jokingly asking Hillary Clinton how she managed to kill Jeffrey Epstein. “I have to ask you a question that has been plaguing me for a while: How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?” Noah asked in the Comedy Central interview on Thursday. The […]

CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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U.S. health officials reported a breakthrough Friday in their investigation into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. A government lab found the same chemical compound in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. The compound — vitamin E acetate — […]

‘ABC insider’ who purportedly leaked Epstein video suggests CBS staffer wrongfully took the fall
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‘ABC insider’ who purportedly leaked Epstein video suggests CBS staffer wrongfully took the fall
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An anonymous “ABC insider” has apparently spoken out about the growing controversy surrounding allegations that the Disney-owned network spiked a story that would have exposed now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein three years ago. In a piece published by the controversial group Project Veritas, the alleged leaker — using the pseudonym “Ignotus” — began by stressing, […]

Trump says he’d be ‘happy’ to run against Bloomberg for president
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Trump says he’d be ‘happy’ to run against Bloomberg for president
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President Donald Trump on Friday said he’d be “happy” to run against fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg amid reports he was close to entering the Democratic race for president. “I’d be happy. There’s nobody I’d rather run against than little Michael, that I can tell you,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for […]

Trump, at Louisiana rally, hits ‘disgraceful’ whistleblower’s attorney who tweeted of ‘coup’ in 2017
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Trump, at Louisiana rally, hits ‘disgraceful’ whistleblower’s attorney who tweeted of ‘coup’ in 2017
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President Trump, at a campaign rally in Louisiana Wednesday night, unloaded on whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid, after a Fox News article from earlier in the day revealed that Zaid had tweeted about the beginning of a “coup” against the president back in 2017. The president extensively quoted from the article, which reported that Zaid has […]

ABC News’ Amy Robach caught on hot mic saying network spiked Jeffrey Epstein bombshell
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ABC News’ Amy Robach caught on hot mic saying network spiked Jeffrey Epstein bombshell
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ABC News anchor Amy Robach was caught on a hot mic claiming higher-ups at her network killed a story that would have exposed the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein three years ago, but the Disney-owned news organization says it wasn’t up to their standards. “I’ve had the story for three years… we would not put […]

Trump calls for ‘war’ against Mexican drug cartel ‘monsters’ after Americans murdered
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Trump calls for ‘war’ against Mexican drug cartel ‘monsters’ after Americans murdered
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President Trump on Tuesday offered U.S. assistance as he called on Mexico to “wage war” against the country’s murderous drug cartel “monsters” in response to the brutal killing of multiple Americans a day earlier. “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get […]

Whistleblower now willing to take Republican questions, lawyer abruptly announces
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Whistleblower now willing to take Republican questions, lawyer abruptly announces
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Responding to a torrent of complaints from Republicans that the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is secretive and one-sided, a lawyer for the anonymous whistleblower who raised alarms about the presidents’ dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans. “Obviously, per House rules GOP is beholden […]

Beto O’Rourke ends 2020 presidential campaign
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Beto O’Rourke ends 2020 presidential campaign
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Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced on Twitter that he’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. About an hour after informing his staff he was dropping out of the race, O’Rourke joined surprised supporters and volunteers stationed outside an arena in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was scheduled to speak at the Liberty […]

Trump invites ‘hero’ dog from al-Baghdadi raid to White House, declassifies name as ‘Conan’
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Trump invites ‘hero’ dog from al-Baghdadi raid to White House, declassifies name as ‘Conan’
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President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that a dog used by United States special operations forces in a raid that led to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria would leave the Middle East to come to the White House next week — and then he declassified the dog’s name. After […]

Divided House passes impeachment probe resolution
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Divided House passes impeachment probe resolution
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A sharply divided House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to authorize the ongoing impeachment inquiry, including open hearings, taking a pivotal new step in the process to investigate President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The mostly party-line vote was the first time members of the House have formally gone on record to support […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals
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Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals
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The body of disgraced money man and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan federal prison cell in August, bore telltale signs of homicide despite an official ruling that he killed himself, a pioneering forensic pathologist revealed to “Fox & Friends” in an exclusive interview Wednesday. The bombshell claim by Dr. […]

Dems unveil impeachment procedures; GOP calls process unfair
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Dems unveil impeachment procedures; GOP calls process unfair
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House Democrats unveiled legislation Tuesday authorizing the next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump as Democrats move to nullify complaints from Trump and his Republican allies that the impeachment process is illegitimate and unfair. An eight-page resolution calls for open hearings and requires the House Intelligence Committee to submit a report outlining […]

Space satellite crashes in front yard of Michigan home
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Space satellite crashes in front yard of Michigan home
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A Samsung pseudo space satellite parachuted from the sky and fell to the ground on a farm in Merrill, Michigan, on Saturday morning. Nancy Welke of Merrill told the Gratiot County Herald that she and her husband, Dan, were preparing to let their horses out around 8:45 a.m. when they heard a loud crash in […]

Death of al-Baghdadi an ‘important milestone,’ retired military leaders say
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Death of al-Baghdadi an ‘important milestone,’ retired military leaders say
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The U.S. operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was “an incredibly important milestone,” retired Gen. Joseph Votel said on ABC’s “This Week” “This is an extraordinarily complex mission, but as we have come to expect from our special operations forces, extraordinarily well executed,” Votel said. Votel and retired Adm. […]

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi targeted, believed dead in US raid in Syria: Sources
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi targeted, believed dead in US raid in Syria: Sources
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State last seen alive in a video in April, was targeted in a strike by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Syria on Saturday, according to three U.S. officials. The ISIS leader is believed to be dead, those officials told ABC News. One official told ABC News al-Baghdadi […]

State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of European and Eurasian affairs, is testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry in a closed deposition on Saturday. Reeker is the latest in a line of current and former administration officials testifying about their knowledge of a July 25 call where President Trump asked the Ukrainian […]

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t run for re-election in her district
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Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she won’t run for re-election in her district
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In a new video released after midnight on Thursday and an email to her supporters, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said she will not run for re-election in her district in 2020. She has been facing one of the toughest primary challenges of her career from Hawaii state Sen. Kai Kahele, who wished her good luck […]

Rep. Tim Ryan announces end to 2020 presidential campaign
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Rep. Tim Ryan announces end to 2020 presidential campaign
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Rep. Tim Ryan announced in a video posted online that he is “withdrawing from the presidential campaign” after being in the race since April 2019. “While it didn’t work out quite the way we planned, this voice will not be stifled,” Ryan said in a statement. “I will continue to advocate and fight for the […]

Republicans storm secure room, delay in questioning of top defense official on Ukraine aid
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Republicans storm secure room, delay in questioning of top defense official on Ukraine aid
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About two dozen House Republicans delayed a deposition in the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, storming the secure hearing room and demanding to take part, raising security concerns about the sensitive space. The protest forced Democrats to delay the hearing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura Cooper for five […]

Trump claims ‘breakthrough’ on Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey: ‘We’re getting out’
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Trump claims ‘breakthrough’ on Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey: ‘We’re getting out’
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President Donald Trump, facing harsh criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his abrupt decisions on Syria, claimed a “breakthrough” on Wednesday, saying the ceasefire on Turkey’s border with Syria was now “permanent.” “Early this morning, the Government of Turkey … said that they would be stopping combat and their offensive in Syria, making the […]

Trump compares impeachment process to ‘a lynching’
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Trump compares impeachment process to ‘a lynching’
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President Donald Trump compared the impeachment process to “a lynching” on Twitter Tuesday morning, triggering another political firestorm. A check of his previous tweets and public statements showed that this appeared to be the first time he has used the term as president. “So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win […]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case. Assange defiantly raised a fist to supporters who jammed the public gallery in Westminster […]

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral
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Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral
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Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year. Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes out in support of Bernie Sanders at his first rally post-heart attack
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes out in support of Bernie Sanders at his first rally post-heart attack
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to New York City on Saturday, drawing the largest crowd of supports in the 2020 election cycle thus far and marking his return to the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack on Oct. 1. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the senator at the event dubbed the “Bernie’s Back […]

Former Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis roasts Donald Trump: ‘I earned my spurs on the battlefield’
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Former Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis roasts Donald Trump: ‘I earned my spurs on the battlefield’
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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasted his former boss at the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City on Thursday night. Mattis took the stage at the annual dinner — an opportunity to crack jokes about local and national politics — with an introduction from comic legend Martin Short. “According to the president he’s […]

US, Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations
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US, Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations
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The U.S. and Turkey reached an agreement on Thursday to halt Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces the U.S. once backed in what President Donald Trump heralded as “a great day for civilization,” but critics condemned as a capitulation to Turkish demands. Following negotiations — led by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vice President […]

‘Don’t be a tough guy’: President Trump sent threatening letter to Turkish President Erdogan on day of invasion
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‘Don’t be a tough guy’: President Trump sent threatening letter to Turkish President Erdogan on day of invasion
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President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be “responsible for destroying the Turkish economy” and said his fellow leader should not be “a tough guy” or a “fool.” The letter was first reported by Fox News and later confirmed as accurate […]

Pence, Giuliani defy demands by Congress for documents
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Pence, Giuliani defy demands by Congress for documents
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Declaring the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry illegitimate, Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday refused to hand over documents on Ukraine. The Defense Department and White House’s Office of Management and Budget also declined to comply with the investigation, defying congressional subpoenas, officials said. The move dramatically escalates the […]

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes
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Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes
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A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state’s weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the prohibition on hold until “further order of this court.” The preliminary injunction will be appealed […]

Trump targets Democratic opponents during Louisiana rally
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Trump targets Democratic opponents during Louisiana rally
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President Trump went after his Democratic opposition throughout his campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The president also slammed his critics in Congress amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Capital Hill. At one point during the speech, Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of hating America. “They know they can’t win an election, so they’re […]

Shepard Smith leaving Fox News
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Shepard Smith leaving Fox News
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Earlier today, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announced his departure from the network. The announcement came live on air, as Smith informed viewers that today will be his final show. Smith’s exit reportedly comes in response to his repeated criticism of the Trump administration, in addition to backstage turmoil with fellow Fox News personality Tucker […]

Trump Campaign feuding with Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally
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Trump Campaign feuding with Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally
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President Trump is feuding with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ahead of his upcoming campaign rally in the city. Local officials are attempting to charge the Trump campaign $530,000 to host the rally at the Target Center, although the city charged the Obama campaign just $20,000 to hold an event at the same venue in 2009. […]

President Trump pulls US troops from northern Syria
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President Trump pulls US troops from northern Syria
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On Sunday, the White House announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria. The move comes amid tensions between Turkey and Kurdistan. Turkish forces are expected to launch military operations against the Kurds in the coming weeks. “The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many […]

Fox’s Kennedy accuses Corey Lewandowski of being drunk during interview
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Fox’s Kennedy accuses Corey Lewandowski of being drunk during interview
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Last week, Fox Business host Kennedy accused former Trump 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of being drunk on her show. Kennedy interrupted Lewandowski as he spoke to ask if he had been drinking before the interview. The Fox host made the observation as her guest repeatedly slurred his words throughout the segment. As Lewandowski spoke […]

Kamala Harris urges Twitter to ban President Trump
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Kamala Harris urges Twitter to ban President Trump
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is encouraging Twitter to suspend President Trump from the platform. Earlier this week, Harris reached out directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in an attempt to sway his opinion. As of yet, Twitter has declined to suspend the president’s account. “The president’s tweets and his behaviors about this are just […]

Report: US and North Korea resume nuclear talks
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Report: US and North Korea resume nuclear talks
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According to a report from North Korea’s state news agency, the country has renewed peace talks with the United States. It’s been nearly eight months since the second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly ended without a deal. Sources say the US was unwilling to remove economic sanctions on […]

Elizabeth Warren endorses AOC’s plan allowing illegal immigrants to collect welfare
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Elizabeth Warren endorses AOC’s plan allowing illegal immigrants to collect welfare
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Elizabeth Warren is the first 2020 presidential candidate to endorse freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s new “Just Society” plan. The controversial legislative package of six bills would allow illegal immigrants to collect welfare. Some political insiders has accused Warren of disingenuously supporting the plan in an attempt to gain an endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez. Two of the […]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses Trump-Ukraine controversy
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses Trump-Ukraine controversy
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On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly addressed the controversy surrounding a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. While speaking to the press, Pompeo confirmed reports that he was on the call. Pompeo described his involvement in the conversation as routine and appropriate. “I was on the phone call […]

Bernie Sanders receives support from fellow 2020 candidates following heart procedure
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Bernie Sanders receives support from fellow 2020 candidates following heart procedure
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Senator Bernie Sanders is recovering from an emergency heart procedure. According to a statement from Sanders’ campaign, the 2020 candidate has canceled all his upcoming appearances and events until further notice. Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates voiced support for the senator following the announcement. Sanders was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after experiencing chest […]

President Trump delivers speech to UN General Assembly
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President Trump delivers speech to UN General Assembly
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Earlier this week, President Trump delivered a lengthy speech to the United Nations General Assembly. The president touched on numerous issues throughout his remarks, including immigration and nationalism. He also addressed the current conflict with Iran, promising to do anything necessary to defend the interests of the United States. “Wise leaders always put the good […]

Tucker Carlson addresses his feud with Shepard Smith
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Tucker Carlson addresses his feud with Shepard Smith
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In an unusual turn of events, Tucker Carlson publicly addressed his feud with fellow Fox News colleague Shepard Smith live on air. The move comes in response to comments from Shepard Smith regarding an interview on Carlson’s program the night before. Smith condemned Carlson for not defending Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano from […]

House Intelligence Committee releases declassified whistleblower complaint
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House Intelligence Committee releases declassified whistleblower complaint
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On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee released the declassified whistleblower complaint against President Trump. The complaint alleges the president exploited the “power of his office to solicit interference” from the Ukrainian government in an attempt to collect political dirt on Joe Biden. However, as it turns out, much of the complaint was based on hearsay. […]

Cory Booker may soon end his 2020 presidential campaign
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Cory Booker may soon end his 2020 presidential campaign
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Earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker indicated that his 2020 campaign might soon be ending. In a memo to campaign staff, the US Senator said his campaign must raise an additional $1.7 million by the end of the month in order to continue. Some political insiders have suggested that Booker may end his […]

Transcripts released from phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president
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Transcripts released from phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president
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Earlier today, the White House released transcripts of a conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The call has been a source of controversy ever since The Washington Post broke a story about the incident earlier this week. However, the transcripts appear to have debunked numerous allegations regarding an attempted exchange of military […]

Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry against Trump
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Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry against Trump
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On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The move comes as the Washington Post broke a story involving a whistleblower complaint filed with the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. According to reports, the complaint involves the content of a conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]

Rare mosquito-borne illness killing Americans
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Rare mosquito-borne illness killing Americans
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At least six Americans have died this year as a result of Eastern equine encephalitis. The disease, spread by mosquitoes, is extremely deadly. Nearly one in three people that contract the disease will die as a result. Authorities in Michigan say they have identified seven confirmed cases of EEE, three of which resulted in death. […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau embroiled in blackface controversy
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau embroiled in blackface controversy
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Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to blame his privileged upbringing for his past use of blackface. Trudeau made the statements while speaking to reporters aboard his plane. So far, photos and video appear to show Trudeau wearing blackface on three separate occasions. “I’ve always acknowledged that I come from a place […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of presidential race
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During a Friday morning appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his departure from the 2020 Democratic primary. The mayor failed to qualify for the previous Democratic debate. Based on his polling numbers, it seemed likely that de Blasio would fail reach the required threshold to appear in the […]

US Navy confirms authenticity of multiple UFO videos
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US Navy confirms authenticity of multiple UFO videos
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In a historic move, the US Navy has essentially confirmed the existence of UFOs. Earlier this week, Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher confirmed the authenticity of three separate videos showing military pilots attempting to intercept UFOs. Referring to the objects as “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” it’s the first time the US military has publicly authenticated UFO sightings. […]

Ben Shapiro bashes The New York Times over Kavanaugh reporting
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Ben Shapiro bashes The New York Times over Kavanaugh reporting
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While appearing on Fox News earlier this week, political commentator Ben Shapiro condemned The New York Times for their debunked claims about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Times recently accused Kavanaugh of an additional sexual assault allegation, though the outlet failed to mention that the alleged victim has no recollection of the supposed event. […]

Trump attacks Democrats and media during Rally in New Mexico
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Trump attacks Democrats and media during Rally in New Mexico
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President Trump went after the media and his Democratic opponents while speaking at his rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, earlier this week. The president bashed The New York Times for their recent report on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling for resignations at the outlet. He went on to repeatedly compare his political opposition […]

Congress requests emails from tech giants
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Congress requests emails from tech giants
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Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google recently received a letter from the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee requesting a variety of documents and information. The letters were publicly released earlier this week. The companies have until October 14 to respond. Lawmakers are requesting financial reports, company organization charts, and any documents relating to past antitrust probes launched […]

Following disruption of peace negotiations, Trump says Taliban has never been hit harder
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Following disruption of peace negotiations, Trump says Taliban has never been hit harder
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In the aftermath of President Trump’s cancellation of a planned meeting with Taliban leaders, the US President claims the group has “never been hit harder.” Over the weekend, US and Afghan forces announced that nearly 40 Taliban fighters were killed, including two senior commanders, during a recent joint military operation. Taliban leaders were to meet […]

Corporations openly pushing gun control
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Corporations openly pushing gun control
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The CEOs of 145 companies recently sent a joint letter to Senate leadership urging them to pursue further gun control legislation. The letter was also supported by notable companies such as Dicks Sporting Goods and AirBnB. Representatives from Twitter and Reddit also signed the letter. The letter encouraged Congress to enact red flag laws, which […]

Supreme Court sides with Trump over immigration restrictions
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Supreme Court sides with Trump over immigration restrictions
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ended all injunctions against the Trump administration’s new rules regarding asylum. The change in policy now blocks immigrants from seeking asylum in the US if they traveled through a third country, such as Mexico, without already attempting to receive asylum there. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were the […]

Highlights from the third Democratic debate
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Highlights from the third Democratic debate
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Thursday’s Democratic debate was the first to be held on a single night, with the previous two debates organized as two-night events. This time around, just 10 candidates were featured. It was also the first time frontrunners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren shared the stage. According to a recent joint poll conducted by ABC News […]

Accusations surface against Kavanaugh accuser
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Accusations surface against Kavanaugh accuser
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While speaking to a group of feminists at the University of Baltimore, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney appeared to contradict her client’s past statements. Video of the incident was first obtained by the Daily Caller, with Fox News quickly picking up the story. Ford nearly derailed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing when she publicly […]

Pentagon approves $3.6 Billion toward border wall
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Pentagon approves $3.6 Billion toward border wall
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Last week, Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved $3.6 billion toward the construction of barriers along the southern border. The funds will be used to build an additional 175 miles of border wall between the United States and Mexico. The decision was met with significant criticism from Democratic politicians on Capital Hill. “Earlier today Defense Secretary […]

Fox News attracts twice the viewers of CNN’s Democratic town hall
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Fox News attracts twice the viewers of CNN’s Democratic town hall
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The ratings are in for CNN’s 7-hour long Democratic town hall on climate change. The network finished dead last among the big three news networks, based on figures from Nielson Media Research. Fox News more than doubled CNN’s ratings throughout the entire event. CNN’s town hall averaged around 1.1 million viewers, lasting from 5 PM […]

President Trump feuds with media over path of Hurricane Dorian
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President Trump feuds with media over path of Hurricane Dorian
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Throughout the week, President Trump battled with the media over claims that Hurricane Dorian could potentially hit Alabama. On Wednesday, the president faced criticism for displaying a map that featured parts of Alabama and the Florida panhandle added to the hurricane’s path with a sharpie marker. In response to the criticism, Trump continued to insist […]

Walmart to end some gun and ammo Sales
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Walmart to end some gun and ammo Sales
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Earlier this week, corporate giant Walmart announced their decision to end the sale of some firearms and ammunition throughout their stores. The world’s largest retailer will no longer sell handguns, most handgun ammunition, and certain rifle ammunition. The decision was condemned by many conservative political pundits and social media users. The retailer is also facing […]

Biden chats with Colbert in lengthy interview
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Biden chats with Colbert in lengthy interview
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Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss his campaign. The 20-minute extended interview covered a wide range of topics. Throughout the interview, Biden repeatedly defended himself from criticism of his gaffes along the campaign trail. At one point, Colbert listed several of Biden’s campaign missteps. […]

Neil Cavuto defends Fox News amid feud with President Trump
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Neil Cavuto defends Fox News amid feud with President Trump
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Fox’s Neil Cavuto is defending his employer amid criticism from President Trump. Last week, the president attacked the network in a series of irate tweets. President Trump suggested his supporters find a different news outlet, saying the network “isn’t working for us” any longer. Last week, Cavuto directly addressed the controversy. “First of all, Mr. […]

Popeyes sold out of new chicken sandwiches
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Popeyes sold out of new chicken sandwiches
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Fast food restaurant chain Popeyes is all sold out of their new chicken sandwich. Demand for the item far exceeded the company’s expectations, with customers devouring a supply of chicken expected to last until the end of September. Unfortunately for customers, Popeyes has yet to announce when the item will be available again. The company […]

Tulsi Gabbard responds to exclusion from upcoming debate
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Tulsi Gabbard responds to exclusion from upcoming debate
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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will not be appearing in the upcoming Democratic debate, which will feature just ten candidates instead of the twenty included in both previous debates. Gabbard failed to reach necessary polling requirements set by the DNC and ABC News, although there is a debate raging over the exclusion of certain polls. The congresswoman […]

Ring doorbell cameras raise privacy concerns
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Ring doorbell cameras raise privacy concerns
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Privacy advocates are raising the alarm on Ring, an Amazon-owned company that produces doorbell cameras. The concerns stem from Ring’s recent partnership with more than 400 law enforcement agencies. The company does not alert customers when their security footage has been subpoenaed by authorities, even if the customer previously declined to provide law enforcement with […]