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Anthony Scaramucci OUT as White House Communications Director

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Posted by    Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:45pm 7/31/2017 at 2:45pm
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After a mere ten days, Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House Communications Director. From The New York Times:

Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on...

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Panic? Democrat Campaign Chief Won’t Withhold Funds From Pro-Life Candidates

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Posted by    Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:35am 7/31/2017 at 11:35am
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Desperation and panic have shown up in the Democrat Party today. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, told The Hill that the party will not withhold funds from Democrat pro-life candidates:

“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates,” said Luján, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee...

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Congress Will Face Debt Ceiling Decision Immediately After Recess

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Posted by    Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:12am 7/31/2017 at 10:12am
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After failing to do anything with Obamacare, Congress has gone on recess without addressing the debt ceiling.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned Congress to address the debt ceiling for the past seven months and do something before recess. Mnuchin said the government needs to raise the debt ceiling before September...

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North Korea, Iran Vow to Continue Missile Programs Despite New U.S. Sanctions

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President Donald Trump has said that he will sign a bill that will place new sanctions against Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

The sanctions against Russia have received the most attention, especially since Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to retaliate. But the bill has sanctions against North Korea and Iran over...

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My Favorite Everyday Badass Female Leads in Movies

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Posted by    Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/30/2017 at 5:30pm

I have noticed lately that people are happy about Wonder Woman since she provides young girls with a positive role model. I enjoy that, too, but she has superpowers. I have no problem with young girls looking up to her, but it’s unrealistic. Whether we like it or not, kids of...

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Illinois: Cook County Beverage Tax Will Start on Wednesday

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Posted by    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/29/2017 at 3:30pm
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Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed a challenge to the county’s beverage tax as unconstitutional, which means the tax will go into effect on Wednesday. From The Chicago Tribune:

In the immediate aftermath of Friday’s ruling, retailers and beverage industry groups lamented the setback, while health groups and county officials cheered....

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New York Gov. Cuomo Asks Private Companies to Help Fix Subways

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Posted by    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9:30am 7/29/2017 at 9:30am
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Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked the private sector to help foot the bill to fix the subway in New York City. From New York Daily News:

“We have to change our attitude. This is our MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority], right? This is our transit system,” Cuomo told members of...

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North Korea Launches Missile Towards Sea of Japan

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Posted by    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/28/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Pentagon has confirmed that North Korea launched a ballistic missile at 11:41PM local time towards the Sea of Japan. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The unusual late-evening launch, which South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said took place at 11:41 p.m. Seoul time, was launched from Mupyong-ri in North Korea’s Chagang...

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Charlie Gard Passes Away

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Posted by    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/28/2017 at 4:00pm
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Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffered from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, passed away on Friday, just a week before his first birthday.

His mother announced that “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.”

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10-Year-Old Boy Finds Dinosaur Error at London’s Natural History Museum

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Posted by    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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London’s Natural History Museum had to correct a mistake on one of its signs after a 10-year-old boy noticed an error.

Charlie has always loved paleontology and insisted to his mother that the museum used a picture of a Protoceratops on a sign meant for the Oviraptor. From The BBC:

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Russia Retaliates Over New U.S. Sanctions

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Posted by    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 1:09pm 7/28/2017 at 1:09pm
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President Donald Trump hasn’t even signed the bill to pass new sanctions on Russia, but the Kremlin decided not to waste time. On Friday, Russian officials demanded that America reduce its number of diplomats to 455 by September 1 and shut down numerous American properties in the country.

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Tax Reform: GOP Leaders, White House Drop Border Adjustment Tax

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Posted by    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:30am 7/28/2017 at 11:30am
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Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump’s administration decided to abandon the controversial border adjustment tax (BAT) and concentrate more on corporate tax in their tax reform approach. The joint statement read:

While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and...

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Lindsey Graham: ‘Russians Were Behind Org That Tried to Get Dirt on Trump’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News and CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee learned from Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier that contained false information about President Donald Trump, also worked for the Russians. He said:

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Malaysian MP Claims Denying a Husband Sex is Abuse

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Posted by    Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/27/2017 at 3:30pm
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Malaysian Member of Parliament Che Mohomad Zulkifly Jusoh claimed that a wife abuses her husband if she denies him sex. From the BBC:

Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition was addressing a domestic violence debate during a parliamentary session.

Malaysia is in talks to amend existing laws against...

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Joint Chiefs: ‘No Modification’ to Transgender Policy Until Trump Sends Pentagon Direction

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Posted by    Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/27/2017 at 2:30pm
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Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has announced that the military will not change its transgender policy until President Donald Trump sends the Pentagon direction on changes and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis implements it. From Politico:

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Undercover Video: CNN Producer Admits ‘Automatic Bias’ Against Conservatives

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/26/2017 at 6:00pm
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James O’Keefe and Project Veritas dropped the latest video in the group’s project to expose bias in the mainstream media.

In this video, CNN supervising producer John Bonifield, who we met in the first video of this series, told an undercover PV journalist that at CNN there is “an automatic bias” against...

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Bye, bye Coke Zero! Say Hello to Coke Zero Sugar

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:05pm 7/26/2017 at 1:05pm
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Coca-Cola stunned the country on Wednesday when the company announced it will stop selling Coke Zero in America and replace it with a new soft drink: Coke Zero Sugar.

Coke Zero Sugar “is a reinvention of Coke Zero” said CEO James Quincey. It has a new recipe and design.

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