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Trump Turns to Federal Overreach in Education

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/27/2017 at 12:00pm
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President Trump has signed an executive order to give Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos permission to start the process of moving education back to the local level.

The New York Times reported:

The order requires Betsy DeVos, Mr. Trump’s education secretary, to review, modify and possibly repeal any regulations and guidelines that are...

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Lawmaker Gets Internet Troll in Trouble…by Calling His Grandmother

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00am 4/27/2017 at 9:00am
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An internet troll called openly gay Pennsylvania state lawmaker Brian Sims a few demeaning names on Facebook. So Sims clicked on the troll’s page and saw he posted his grandmother’s phone number a few times. From The Huffington Post:

“What caught me about it was there wasn’t a reference to something I...

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Trump’s Tax Plan: Cut Corporate Taxes, Three Brackets for Income Taxes

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:33pm 4/26/2017 at 5:33pm
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Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn spoke to the press at the White House today about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate to 15%, which I covered yesterday. But he also wants to place income taxes for...

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Wild Boars Killed ISIS Terrorists as They Prepared an Attack

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/26/2017 at 12:00pm
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ISIS terrorists hid in the Hamrin mountains in Iraq, located near Kirkuk, to prepare “an attack on tribesmen who had formed anti-ISIS brigades.” These tribesmen sought shelter in these mountains back in 2014.

So as ISIS prepped its revenge, wild boars had a different idea. From The London Times:

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a...

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Retailers Filing for Bankruptcy Keep Piling Up, May Set Record in 2017

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:30am 4/26/2017 at 8:30am

Online shopping has led to many American retailers to file for bankruptcy at a fast pace, which could possibly set records for 2017. Fourteen chains alone have filed in the first three months of this year.

Turns out no retailer is safe when it comes to shopping online. S&P found that “discount...

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Oversight Committee Finds No Evidence Flynn Reported Foreign Payments

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) have announced that the committee could not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s former National Security adviser Michael Flymm reported payments for his foreign work.

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Trump Will Host Entire Senate at White House for North Korea Briefing

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30am 4/25/2017 at 11:30am

President Donald Trump will host the entire U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a briefing on the situation with North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will join the senators along with Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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Trump Pursuing a 15% Corporate Tax Rate

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00am 4/25/2017 at 10:00am

President Donald Trump has offered us a little hint into the tax reform plan he wants to unveil on Wednesday. He has demanded aides to draft a plan that cuts ...

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Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered in England

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:20pm 4/24/2017 at 5:20pm
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Can you imaging finding something like this? One of the greatest pieces of writings in history has a second copy…in England. Harvard University researcher Emily Sneff came across it back in 2015 when she searched for the Declaration of Independence in Britain. She found something in a West Sussex record office...

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Politico: Obama’s Iran Deal Ticked Off DOJ Officials, Harmed National Security

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/24/2017 at 1:00pm

The Iranian Nuclear Deal included many pieces, but one of the least reported items of the deal has been the prisoner swap. Iran agreed to release four Americans while we handed over seven prisoners...

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Why Saudi Arabia Shouldn’t be on the UN Women’s Rights Commission

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00am 4/24/2017 at 10:00am
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Unfortunately, I am not kidding when I say that the UN elected Saudi Arabia to the Women’s Rights Commission. It reminds me of when the

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North Korea Detains Another American Citizen

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/23/2017 at 8:00pm
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Officials in North Korea have detained an American citizen this weekend. The communist kingdom now has three Americans behind bars. Reuters reported:

Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the university’s chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, told Reuters...

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Second Doctor Arrested for Female Genital Mutilation in Michigan

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Posted by    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/22/2017 at 6:30pm
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Last week, authorities charged Dr. Jumana Nagarwala for female genital mutilation on a 7-year-old-girl. Now authorities have arrested and charged the doctor and his wife, the owners of the Burhani Medical Clinic.

Officials arrested Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife Farida Attar, 50. They

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ExxonMobil Denied Sanctions Waiver to Drill in Russia

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/21/2017 at 7:00pm

The Treasury Department has rejected a request from ExxonMobil to waive Russian sanctions in order for the oil company to drill with PAO Rosneft.

The department received sanctions years ago after Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea. ExxonMobil, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson headed, had made plans with Rosneft to drill...

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House Intelligence Committee Requests Sally Yates to Testify Over Russia

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/21/2017 at 4:00pm
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The House Intelligence Committee has invited some former President Barack Obama’s administration officials to testify in a closed hearing over the panel’s investigation into possible Russian interference in our presidential election.

The committee included former acting Attorney General Sally Yates who President Donald Trump fired when she instructed Department of Justice “lawyers...

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Trump to Include Dodd-Frank, Taxes in Latest Executive Order

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to target financial regulations from former President Barack Obama that have caused companies trouble to conduct business.

Mnuchin has said that the orders from Trump “are meant to emphasize the administration’s economic priorities to the American people.” This includes...

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China Using Hackers to Target U.S. Missile Defense in South Korea

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/21/2017 at 1:00pm
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I’ve chronicled China’s opposition to the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), the U.S. missile-defense system in South Korea. The Chinese government has denied retaliating against the system, but one American cybersecurity firm told The Wall Street Journal that it found evidence that Beijing has used hackers to target THAAD.

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