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Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00am 6/16/2017 at 7:00am
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The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

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One of the many perils of too much government: the belief government is necessary for happiness

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:00pm 6/15/2017 at 9:00pm
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Trump’s election has brought out the worst in half of the country. We’ve chronicled much of it.

Rather than accepting Trump as president, we’ve seen attempt after attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency and the undermining of each and every policy initiative.

I’ve long said that all the minutia aside, the fundamental...

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FBI Investigates Package With ‘White Powdery Substance’ Sent to GOP Candidate in GA-6

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/15/2017 at 6:00pm
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Thursday afternoon, a suspicious package was delivered to the home of Republican Congressional Candidate in Georgia’s sixth district, Karen Handel.

Several of Handel’s neighbors also received packages containing a profane message and a “white powdery substance.”

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Nationwide Blood Drive Underway for Rep. Scalise

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 4:07pm 6/15/2017 at 4:07pm

Our friends in Louisiana alerted us to a nationwide blood drive being held for Rep. Steve Scalise who was shot Wednesday while practicing for the Congressional baseball game. Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition and has received several blood transfusions.

A New Orleans chapter of Knights of Columbus has organized a...

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Can you blame Senate Republicans for keeping their health care bill secret?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/15/2017 at 2:30pm

Senate Republicans are under constant media bombardment for having the gall to keep mum about the details of the latest version of Obamacare repeal.

Take this article from NBC:

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Post-baseball shooting: Getting off the rhetorical merry-go-round

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00am 6/15/2017 at 10:00am

Wednesday’s baseball shooting left several injured and one dead.

In things I never thought I’d say, I must agree with both President Trump and Sen. McCaskill — unity, not division should be the goal at this day’s end.

It’s impossible to ignore the toxic political polarization or that as Professor Jacobson discussed...

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Shooter of Republican Congressmen Identified: Trump hating, Bernie loving

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:42am 6/14/2017 at 11:42am

Wednesday morning at a practice for the upcoming Congressional baseball game, a shooter opened fire injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Several aides and Capitol policemen were also injured.

Law enforcement identified the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson from Bellville, Illinois. The 66-year-old owns a home inspection business.

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Highlights: AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:15pm 6/13/2017 at 2:15pm
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Tuesday, Attorney General Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions about former FBI Director Comey and Russia. The hearing began at 2:30 EST.

We updated this post real-time during the hearing, so you’ll find highlights in sequential order.
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Sec. Tillerson: North Korea frees jailed American student Otto Warmbier

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 12:04pm 6/13/2017 at 12:04pm
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Secretary Tillerson announced Tuesday that detained Cincinnati student, Otto Warmbier has been released from jail in North Korea and is on his way back to the United States.

North Korean authorities claimed Warmbier had a state poster in his luggage when he was departing the country. He was sentenced to fifteen years...

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30 Years Ago Today, Reagan Gave His “Berlin Wall” Speech at the Brandenburg Gate

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/12/2017 at 7:00pm
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30 years ago today, President Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in western Germany and demanded Mikhail Gorbechav “tear down this wall.”

Two years later, the wall was gone, and families separated by the wall were reunited.

Known now as the “Berlin Wall” speech, Reagan’s address is one of the most iconic...

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Prager U: How to Get Kids to Listen

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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The latest from Prager U enlists John Rosemond, author, and Family Psychologist, to explore the best way to get kids to listen:

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? The simple answer: Too many adults have followed some very...

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Pakistan Issues Death Penalty for “Blasphemous” Facebook Post

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:22pm 6/12/2017 at 1:22pm
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“Blasphemous” social media posts can get you killed in Pakistan.

The first of its kind in the middle eastern state, Pakistan recently sentenced a man to death for making “derogatory” remarks about “Sunni religious figures and the prophet of Islam’s wives,” reports leading German news purveyor, DW.

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Delta and Bank of America Pull Sponsorship from Bizarre Trump Rendition of Julius Caesar

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/12/2017 at 12:30pm
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Last week, Leslie blogged about the bizarre rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar wherein Caesar is played by a man bearing an uncanny resemblance to Trump.

Consequently, Delta and Bank of America have pulled corporate sponsorship from New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park.

From the New York Times:

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Drowning in Debt, Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood

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Posted by    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:45am 6/12/2017 at 11:45am
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Sunday, Puerto Ricans headed to the polls to cast their votes for statehood.

97% voted to make Puerto Rico the fifty-first state. But that overwhelming support is hindered by the fact that only 23% of the eligible population actually voted.

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What Happened When a Man Went to a Women’s Only Screening of Wonder Woman

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Posted by    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4:37pm 6/9/2017 at 4:37pm
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Last month, I blogged about Stephen Miller, who purchased a ticket to a “women only” screening of Wonder Women, held by the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse. Naturally, the internet lost its mind.

Friday, Miller cashed in his ticket and enjoyed the latest superheroine flick. Here’s his account:

I didn’t know what to expect...

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Trey Gowdy to Replace Jason Chaffetz as House Oversight Chair

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Posted by    Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:31pm 6/8/2017 at 3:31pm

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was selected to lead the House Oversight Committee Thursday. He’ll replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz who is departing the House mid-term.

From The Hill:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was chosen Thursday as t...

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Trump’s Attorney Marc Kasowitz Responds to Comey Hearing

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Posted by    Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:19pm 6/8/2017 at 2:19pm

President Trump’s Attorney addressed statements made during former FBI Director Comey’s hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday.

His statement:

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