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 2018-12-11 02:12 

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Mark Meadows ended up on Trump's chief of staff short list without speaking to him first...

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Monday that he hadn't spoken with President Trump before finding out that his name was on the short list for White House chief of staff, a sign of the fluidity of Trump's search for a top aide....

 2018-12-11 01:52 

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Alan Dershowitz: If you wouldn't go after Bill Clinton, don't go after Trump...

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz argued Monday that Democrats who didn't want to take down former President Bill Clinton shouldn't now be gunning for the impeachment of President Trump....

 2018-12-11 01:33 

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Republican pushes party to conduct 2018 autopsy after 'historic losses'...

A House Republican is urging her party's new campaign chief to investigate why they lost 40 seats in the 2018 midterm elections, the biggest net gain for Democrats since Watergate....

 2018-12-11 01:29 

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Fed sidesteps Elizabeth Warren's pressure to replace Wells Fargo CEO...

It wasn't until the end of a letter responding to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, D-Mass., request that the Federal Reserve pressure Wells Fargo, one of the nation's largest lenders, to replace its chief executive officer that Chairman Jay Powell cam...

 2018-12-11 01:27 

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Dems demand answers about Bill Shine's relationship with Fox News...

Democratic senators are pressing the White House on whether its top communications aide is cleared to work for the administration while he continues to receive bonuses and options from his old employer, 21st Century Fox....

 2018-12-11 01:19 

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Republicans question 'sleazoid' Michael Cohen's credibility...

Republican lawmakers Monday said they don't believe information provided to prosecutors by President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, implicating the president in a payoff scheme....

 2018-12-11 00:52 

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UN moves ahead on migration pact without Trump...

Leaders from more than 160 countries — but not the U.S. — gathered in Marrekesh, Morocco, Monday to approve an international agreement aimed at doing more to help migrants....

 2018-12-11 00:27 

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SEC works to reduce corporate-reporting standards after Trump tweet...

The Securities and Exchange Commission will soon seek input on curbing financial reporting requirements for U.S. corporations, Chairman Jay Clayton said in testimony submitted to the Senate Banking Committee, a move that comes several months after Preside...

 2018-12-11 00:25 

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US steel industry booming after Trump's tariffs...

U.S. steel mills have seen almost a 5 percent jump in shipments so far this year, a sign that it's benefiting from stiff 25 percent tariffs on imports the Trump administration imposed last year....

 2018-12-11 00:21 

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Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina reaches plea deal, agrees to cooperate with investigations...

Alleged Russian spy and gun rights activist Maria Butina will plead guilty to conspiracy and has entered a plea deal with the Justice Department to assist other ongoing investigations, according to a new report....

 2018-12-11 00:11 

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Senate Republican 'inclined to support' Heather Nauert at UN...

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's unconventional path into the foreign policy world shouldn't derail her nomination to lead the U.S. mission to the United Nations, according to a key Senate Republican....

 2018-12-11 00:04 

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George W Bush's childhood home could soon be part of the National Park System...

The House passed legislation on Monday that requires the government to study whether George W. Bush's childhood home should become part of the National Park System....

 2018-12-10 23:37 

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Senate advances key advocate of the Trump tax cuts for confirmation as deputy treasury secretary...

Senate on Monday advanced the nomination of Justin Muzinich, a key designer of the administration's tax overhaul, to be deputy secretary of the Treasury....

 2018-12-10 23:32 

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The wealthiest counties drink from the swamp...

The brain trust behind the Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola project proposes slinging wires across the Potomac River, running a sort of skyline streetcar across the expanse, and connecting two of the wealthiest population centers in the country. It would cost $...

 2018-12-10 23:19 

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The Willie Horton ad wasn't racist, and neither was the man who made it...

Cleaning up loose ends from last week's coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, Carl Cannon of RealClearPolitics today destroys the idea that the famous Bush advertisement featuring rapist-murderer Willie Horton was racist. Eddie S...

 2018-12-10 23:12 

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Stormy in a teacup — campaign finance case against Trump is laughably weak...

Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York want you to know the real problem with President Trump paying off a porn star to keep her quiet about their extramarital fling is that his shady lawyer didn't use campaign funds to do it....

 2018-12-10 23:07 

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Rand Paul pressures McConnell to bring criminal justice reform legislation to a vote...

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pressured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring the criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act to a vote, urging those from McConnell's hometown to contact him and request the Senate vote on the m...

 2018-12-10 23:06 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano warns Trump: Cohen filing does not exonerate you...

President Trump could be as criminally culpable as his former fixer, Michael Cohen, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano....

 2018-12-10 23:02 

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai to reject claims of political bias in hearing Tuesday...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans to tell lawmakers that political bias doesn't play a role on his company's platforms....

 2018-12-10 22:49 

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Ignorant academic characterizes the Virgin birth as rape because it's that time of year for that sort of thing...

Minnesota psychology professor Eric Sprankle is what it would look like if an...

 2018-12-10 22:14 

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Eating raw cookie dough is probably worth the risk...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with a warning that nobody who likes to eat delicious things wants to read:...

 2018-12-10 22:09 

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The Bernie backlash begins, again...

Democratic strategizing for 2020 may be well on its way, but the knives and grievances of 2016 are still out for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. As the rumor mill ramps up with buzz that Sanders is back in the running for the Democratic presidential nomination...

 2018-12-10 22:05 

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George H.W. Bush's legacy should last long after his burial...

Last Tuesday, I stood silently inside the rotunda of the Capitol paying respects to President George H.W. Bush. Along with James Baker — his secretary of state, longtime friend, closest confidante, and Bush family consigliere — George H.W. Bus...

 2018-12-10 21:58 

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Senate Republicans wonder if they can work with Pelosi...

Senate Republicans say it's unclear to them whether Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the likely House speaker in the new Congress next year, will be able to rein in the large class of progressive freshman Democrats and make sure critical bills ...

 2018-12-10 21:53 

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France needs a Margaret Thatcher, not a weak Emmanuel Macron...
 2018-12-10 21:40 

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A vulnerable Air Force base is the wrong place for expensive F-35s...

President Trump has recently flip-flopped on funding levels for the armed forces. Sure enough, with increasing threats from China and Russia, national security must be a priority. Bolstering security, however, is not just about spending money, but doing s...

 2018-12-10 21:36 

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Nimesh Patel learned nothing from getting kicked off stage by Columbia University students faking victimhood...

By the time you finish reading comedian Nimesh Patel op-ed in the New York Times about having his mic cut during a performance at Columbia University, you realize he learned absolutely nothing from the experience....

 2018-12-10 21:30 

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Rand Paul: Trump needs a chief of staff who 'actually agrees with his instincts'...

Sen. Rand Paul urged President Trump on Monday to choose a new chief of staff who agrees with Trump on foreign policy, instead of someone who will actively work against him....

 2018-12-10 21:29 

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Watchdog sues Justice Department, FBI for information on leak to Rudy Giuliani...

A government ethics group on Monday sued the Justice Department and the FBI for information it has on its investigation into leaks to Rudy Giuliani during the 2016 campaign....

 2018-12-10 21:19 

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Business, labor groups tell administration to pressure Japan on cars...

Business groups and labor organizations both called on the Trump administration Monday to pressure Japan to open up its markets to U.S. vehicles as part of trade talks, saying the nation has long maintained one of the most closed markets in the developed ...

 2018-12-10 21:18 

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Some people really don't believe campus liberals are indoctrinating students when the evidence is right in front of them...

Ever since the 2016 election, the political divide on college campuses has only grown wider. In a recent article published by the Texas State University student newspaper The University Star, senior Carissa Liz Castillo, an English major, argues that many...

 2018-12-10 20:52 

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Anti-abortion groups disappointed by Supreme Court's decision on Planned Parenthood...

Newly confirmed conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh dealt a blow to anti-abortion advocates Monday in declining to hear a case that could have resulted in government funds being stripped from Planned Parenthood....

 2018-12-10 20:48 

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Byron York: Sudden shift in get-Trump talk; now it's campaign finance, not Russia...

Prosecutors investigating President Trump made big news Friday, but it wasn't about Russia. Rather, in their sentencing recommendation for fixer Michael Cohen, lawyers with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York wrote that in the fina...

 2018-12-10 20:38 

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Trump administration aims to develop replacements for fetal tissue in research...

The National Institutes of Health is creating a new program to encourage the use of new types of tissue that would replace fetal tissue in medical research....

 2018-12-10 20:34 

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House panel says Equifax breach was 'entirely preventable'...

A 2017 cybersecurity breach at credit bureau Equifax that affected close to 150 million Americans was...

 2018-12-10 20:28 

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Alongside Colombia, Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil will pressure Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela...

When Jair Bolsonaro becomes president of Brazil on Jan. 1, 2019, he will prioritize increased regional pressure on Nicolas Maduro's Venezuelan regime. Working with his Colombian counterpart, Ivan Duque Marquez, Bolsonaro will seek to isolate Maduro fr...

 2018-12-10 20:27 

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Republicans introduce new version of end-of-year tax bill with an eye toward speedy passage...

House Republicans have gone back to the drawing board on end-of-year tax legislation....

 2018-12-10 20:14 

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Chamber of Commerce conditions support for Trump's USMCA deal on lifting metals tariffs for Mexico and Canada...

The Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that it would lobby Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade when it comes up for a vote next year, but that support was contingent on exempting Canada and Mexico from the U.S. tariffs on steel an...

 2018-12-10 20:06 

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Barone's Guide to Government: Recess appointments...

Article I, Section 4: "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year....

 2018-12-10 20:05 

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China, Russia, and the greater morality of American realism...

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping's comfort with Venezuela's dystopia encapsulates their utter disinterest in basic human interests. But that speaks to something broader: the contrast between Russia and China's foreign policy doctrine, and that of...

 2018-12-10 20:03 

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Judge presses opponents of Trump transgender ban on 'who is combat ready'...

The legal saga surrounding President Trump's order to restrict transgender military service took another turn Monday as federal judges lobbed tough questions at opponents in a D.C. courtroom....

 2018-12-10 19:58 

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'Supergirl' now has a transgender character just to be 'woke'...

Television has introduced the first transgender superhero in the fourth season of CW's "Supergirl." The character, Nia Nal, is played by Nicole Maines, who is an actress and activist. She is also transgender in real life as well. This effort t...

 2018-12-10 19:52 

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Brett Kavanaugh gives aid to Planned Parenthood by aborting principles of federalism...

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rightfully excoriated six of his colleagues for refusing to consider a high-profile case involving Planned Parenthood — and, in the process, further ramped up fears on the political right that new justice Brett ...

 2018-12-10 19:51 

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Poland's 'Solidarity' union joins forces with US climate change skeptics...

Poland's Solidarity labor union has joined forces with climate skeptics from America to call for "a restoration of the Scientific Method and the dismissal of ideological dogma" in the study of climate change as part of a joint declaration the ...

 2018-12-10 19:43 

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Trump, migrant families battle for Time's Person of the Year honor...

President Trump and migrant families separated by his administration at the U.S. border are competing to be named Time's Person of the Year....

 2018-12-10 19:29 

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Does Twitter determine who wins the White House?...

The presidential candidates with the bigger Twitter following have won the last three presidential elections, a possible sign that a strong presence on Twitter and other social media outlets is an important factor that can help put candidates over the top...

 2018-12-10 19:28 

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Mark Meadows wants to be Trump's chief of staff...

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has made plain he would like to be President Trump's chief of staff when John Kelly departs this month....

 2018-12-10 19:14 

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Lynn Jenkins is setting up her lobbying firm while she's still in Congress...

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., is leaving Congress, but she's not going very far. She is cashing out and turning to lobbying after a decade in Congress....

 2018-12-10 19:07 

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Google+ to shut down earlier after data breach affecting almost 53 million users...

Google will expedite the closure of its signature social media site after the tech giant discovered a software error that potentially exposed the private information of nearly 53 million users....

 2018-12-10 19:05 

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Republicans in Michigan, Wisconsin resort to lame-duck sore-loserism...

The election of 1800 was a bitter, partisan fight so much that it is sometimes known as the "Revolution of 1800." The contest between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams was marked by personal attacks, rumors, and arguments that either the Federalists...

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