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Comey Defends Disclosure of Hillary Investigation Prior to Election

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/3/2017 at 5:30pm

FBI Director Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, where he was grilled on a handful of issues.

Comey defended his decision not to pursue charges against Hillary or her associates for the unlawful sharing of classified information. As he explained, he felt the FBI maintained a burden of proving...

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POLL: Ossoff Hasn’t Moved the Needle Since Election

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:15pm 5/2/2017 at 7:15pm
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All eyes are on the special election in Georgia’s sixth Congressional district, recently vacated by former Rep. Tom Price who left the district to serve as HHS Secretary.

Democrat Jon Ossoff will face off against Republican Karen Handel in the June 20th runoff election.

Internal polling released Tuesday shows the race...

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Joaquin Castro Sitting Out 2018 Senate Race

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:15pm 5/2/2017 at 1:15pm
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San Antonio Rep. Joaquin Castro announced Monday he will not challenge Sen. Cruz in the upcoming Senate race.

Castro has been pushing off his public announcement since February. As of last week, he was reportedly undecided.

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Did you notice the “Day Without Immigrants” strike?

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Posted by    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/1/2017 at 5:30pm

Today, cities across the country participated in a “Day Without Immigrants” strike.

Did you notice? Because we didn’t.

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What’s in Congress’s Short-term Funding Agreement?

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Posted by    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/1/2017 at 4:00pm
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Sunday night, Congress reached a budget deal that funds the federal government through the end September which is also the end of the fiscal year.

The budget, which has a pricetag of over $1 trillion (approximately $700 million per page), is being touted as a bipartisan effort though conservatives are less...

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North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch Reportedly Failed, Again

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Posted by    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:00am 4/29/2017 at 7:00am

North Korea launched another missile, and according to both the U.S. and South Korea, their latest attempt was a failure. Moments after taking off, the missile exploded.

The failed launch occurred shortly after Secretary of State Tillerson urged the UN to levy more economic sanctions against North Korea.

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Wendy Davis is Raising Money to Train students to “storm the Texas Capitol”

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 4/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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Failed Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is raising money for her organization, Deeds Not Words, to train “high school and college-aged students to storm the Texas Capitol and advocate for legislative change”.

A recent fundraising email boasted of over 300 youngsters trained at the Ann Richards School to disrupt the...

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Rep. Chaffetz Reportedly Recovering from Foot Surgery

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:45pm 4/28/2017 at 1:45pm

The odd saga of Rep. Jason Chaffetz continues.

After suddenly announcing he would not seek re-election, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz then indicated he may not complete his current term.

Wednesday, Chaffetz posted an x-ray of his foot on Instagram saying he needed immediate surgery because he “could be at...

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‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos by former staffers all the rage on YouTube

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/27/2017 at 5:00pm
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At its peak, Buzzfeed was known for their viral content, though I doubt this is the virality they were looking for.

Droves of former Buzzfeed staffers are recording ‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos and publishing them on YouTube.

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Israel’s Missile Defense System Reportedly Intercepted “Projectile from Syria”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:07pm 4/27/2017 at 2:07pm
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The AP’s reporting Israel’s Patriot missile defense system intercepted a “target” from Syria in the Golan Heights region.

From the AP:

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all...

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Why is this Twitter account publishing the names and locations of Trump donors?

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:45pm 4/27/2017 at 1:45pm

A Twitter account called @everytrumpdonor is posting the names, locations, amount donated, and field of employment of Trump donors.

Yes, political donations are public record, easily searchable on FEC sites, but why tweet how private citizens donated? What’s the point?

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Legal Insurrection Authors React to Trump’s First 100 Days

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/26/2017 at 8:30pm
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Author reaction posts are one my favorite things to publish on the site. The breadth and variety of thought and opinion articulated by our bloggers always make my little political heart beam.

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Trump is the Nominee, What Now? Legal...

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Kissing NAFTA goodbye?

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 4/26/2017 at 6:00pm
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Major news publications are abuzz with rumors Trump may sign an Executive Order withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA. What the order might say and what it might do, no one is entirely sure. Probably because as far as has been confirmed — no order has been written yet.

From the NYT:

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House Freedom Caucus on Board With Latest Obamacare Repeal and Replace Plan

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:46pm 4/26/2017 at 4:46pm

After weeks of negotiations, GOP Hill leadership has found a plan even the Freedom Caucus is willing to support. The key issue? An amendment allowing states to opt-out of certain Obamacare rules.

From The Hill:

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment...

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Order on Sanctuary Cities

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:10pm 4/25/2017 at 7:10pm

A federal judge in California blocked a portion of President Trump’s January Immigration Executive Order Tuesday.

Jude William H. Orrick of United States District Court for the Northern District of California targeted the Trump administration’s promise to cut federal funding from “sanctuary cities” or cities who refused to cooperate with federal law...

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Will he or won’t he? Rep. Joaquin Castro still mulling Texas Senate run

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/24/2017 at 7:00pm
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Will Rep. Joaquin Castro toss his hat into the upcoming Texas Senate race? Castro first said in February he’d make his announcement in eight weeks, then said he’d it would be the end of April, only to recently move his self-imposed deadline to “a few more weeks” reports the Texas Tribune.

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In 2017, Americans Spending More on Taxes Than Food, Clothing, and Housing Combined

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/24/2017 at 4:00pm

April 23rd of this year was Tax Freedom Day, or “the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year”.

A whopping 31% of the nation’s earnings are confiscated by the government for federal and state taxes for a total of...

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