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Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Healthcare Bill – READ FULL TEXT

22/06/2017

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health-care overhaul Thursday that eliminates many provisions included in the Affordable Care Act. The bill would cut Medicaid, end the ACA’s mandate that Americans must have health insurance or pay a fine, and allow states to drop previously required benefits. The Senate bill maintains the structure of...
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North Korea Calls Trump A ‘Psychopath’

22/06/2017

North Korea on Thursday called US President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week. Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a “tough situation” at home and claimed he was...
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Intel Chiefs To Mueller: Trump Suggested We Deny Collusion

22/06/2017

America’s top intelligence officials reportedly told Senate investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that President Trump asked them to publicly refute allegations of collusion between his 2016 campaign and the Russians, CNN reports. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers told investigators about their interactions with the...
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Republicans To Unveil Senate Health-Care Bill Today

22/06/2017

Senate leaders on Wednesday began circulating a discussion draft of their proposal to replace ObamaCare a day before its scheduled formal release. The working document seeks to roll back taxes and penalties in the Affordable Care Act, cut back its Medicaid expansion, change the Obama-era health law’s subsidies, and give states more flexibility to...
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FLINT: Man Stabs Cop In The Neck While Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

21/06/2017

A police officer was stabbed in the neck at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan earlier today. The incident is now being viewed as an act of terrorism by the FBI due to the suspect yelling the words “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the officer. The suspect is in custody and being questioned, while the officer...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

21/06/2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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Bloomberg: Business Ties Between Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Jared Kushner was a junior at Harvard when an enterprising political operative was drawn into his family’s orbit. His name: Paul Manafort. It was 2002, and, back then, few might have imagined that the two men’s worlds would intersect one day in the figure of Donald Trump. But the Kushners and the Manaforts, it...
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Polls Close at 7 In Georgia, South Carolina Special Elections [LIVE]

20/06/2017

WATCH THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE. Americans in Georgia’s 6th district and South Carolina’s 5th district go to the polls Tuesday to vote in concurrent special elections in traditionally Republican strongholds. “Stock up on coffee. Poised to be a very late night,” said a Republican involved in the tight Georgia race between Democrat Jon...
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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

20/06/2017

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by...
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Colbert: Trump And Rod Rosenstein Are The Same Person [VIDEO]

20/06/2017

Stephen Colbert ripped President Trump for admitting on Twitter that he was being investigatedon last night show. “Mr. President, do you know the phrase ‘You better lawyer up?’” Colbert began. “That’s short for ‘You better get a lawyer and shut up.” “That would make him the third member of this investigation to be gone...
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Otto Warmbier Dies After Release From North Korea

19/06/2017

Otto Warmbier, the American student freed from North Korean prison last week, has died, according to his family. Warmbier, 22, was in a coma for the past year following his March 2016 arrest allegedly stealing a poster. The North Korean government claimed he suffered food poisoning and lost consciousness after he was given a...
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Journalists Not Allowed Recording White House Press Briefing

19/06/2017

Reporters were barred from recording video or audio footage during Monday afternoon’s White House press briefing. “Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing,” Jim Acosta, CNN’s senior White House correspondent tweeted. “This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles.” On CNN, Acosta described White...
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Car Rams Police Van On Champs-Elysees, Armed Suspect May Be Dead

19/06/2017

Paris Police took down an armed man after a car intentionally rammed into a police van Monday on the iconic Champs-Elysees in central Paris, authorities said. The small white car caught on fire after the collision and the driver may be dead, France’s interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters Monday afternoon. The Paris...
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John Oliver Rips Trump’s Coal Plan [VIDEO]

19/06/2017

On Last week tonight with John Oliver he dedicated his main story to Trump’s empty promises to coal miners, with the comedian citing the New York City real-estate mogul’s ability to connect with the coal-mining community as “a key reason that we have this cautionary Bible story in the White House.” “But the point...
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Supreme Court To Hear Case On Partisan Gerrymandering

19/06/2017

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a case concerning the constitutionality of gerrymandered congressional districts in Wisconsin. The justices have accepted a Wisconsin case in which federal judges ruled the redistricting plan passed in 2011 by Republican legislators gave them too much of an advantage, skewing results so much that it violated...
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Atty: Trump ‘Not Under Investigation’ Despite Tweet

19/06/2017

President Donald Trump attorney Jay Sekulow claimed on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a “witch hunt.” “Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and...
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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

19/06/2017

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one...
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Jared Kushner Traveling To The Middle East To Talk Peace

19/06/2017

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the Middle East this week, where he will attempt to secure a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday. He will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, an assistant to Trump and special representative for international negotiations....
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1 Dead, 10 Injured Muslims After Van Rams Into Crowd Near London Mosque

19/06/2017

A vehicle hit several people in north London’s Finsbury Park area early Monday, killing one and sending at least 10 to the hospital, Metropolitan Police said. The incident took place shortly after midnight near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where several worshippers were in the street after late prayers during the holy month of Ramadan....
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Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

16/06/2017

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the...
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U.S. To Send 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

16/06/2017

The U.S. is planning to send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, according to a Trump administration official. Defense Secretary James Mattis could announce the deployment—the largest so far under President Donald Trump—as early as next week. The military’s top commander in Afghanistan has said he needs more forces to fight a reinvigorated Taliban...
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Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

16/06/2017

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader...
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Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Business Dealings

16/06/2017

Jared Kushner’s business dealings are part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Washington Post reports. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has come under increased scrutiny for his alleged ties with Russia after it was reported that Kushner had attempted to establish a...
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Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Spreading Russia Probe

16/06/2017

Vice Presidenr Mike Pence hired a private attorney to deal with the ongoing Russia investigations. The vice president’s office confirmed Thursday that Pence has hired outside legal counsel to handle the recently opened investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing congressional inquiries into Russian election meddling and any possible collusion by...
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Rep. Steve Scalise Remains In Critical Condition, Will Need More Surgeries

15/06/2017

A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, targeting Republican lawmakers practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. The FBI said five individuals were shot: a Capitol Police officer, who remains hospitalized; Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.); congressional aide Zachary Barth; lobbyist Matt Mika; and the assailant, by armed officers. Scalise was shot...
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Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates By One Quarter-Point

15/06/2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in three months Wednesday, bumping the benchmark rate by one quarter-point. Wednesday’s rate hike shows Fed officials “forged ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation,” Bloomberg noted. The Fed’s inflation target is 2...
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Trump: Russia Probe The Single Greatest WITCH HUNT In American Political History

15/06/2017

President Trump greeted the world Thursday morning with his customary tweet, this time about the Russia probe. He wrote, “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” On Wednesday evening, The Washington Post reported that Special...
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Trump Under Investigation by Mueller for Obstruction of Justice

14/06/2017

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice. According to the Washington Post, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said....
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Congressional Democrats To File Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

14/06/2017

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts and benefits from foreign leaders. The lead senator filing the complaint in federal district court, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), said Tuesday...
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Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

14/06/2017

While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and...
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